Late Flyers owner Ed Snider to get his own statue

The man who made possible many of the previous statues surrounding the Wells Fargo Center is getting one of his own. A bronze statue of Ed Snider, the late founder of the Flyers and Comcast-Spectacor, will be unveiled prior to the Oct. 19 home game against Nashville, which marks the team’s 50th anniversary of the franchise’s first home game. That game, on Oct. 19,

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When Mike Schmidt met Muhammad Ali at the PSWA Banquet

The greatest Phillies player had a chance encounter more than 40 years ago to meet The Greatest. Mike Schmidt sat next to Muhammad Ali in January 1975 at the Philadelphia Sports Writers dinner. Schmidt remembered how big the late boxer’s hands were and how friendly Ali was. Schmidt was impressed that Ali, who died Friday at 74, knew who he was. The heavyweight champion

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