Phillies great Garry Maddox selected as Living Legend by PSWA

January 10, 2018|

Garry Maddox – known during his years in Philadelphia as “The Secretary of Defense” when he was roaming the vast centerfield at Veterans Stadium- is the perfect example of a Living Legend.


He came to Philadelphia, played at an All-Star level and helped win a World Championship for the Phillies. After his playing career was over, he was a broadcaster for the club and stayed in the area, setting up a business and becoming a part of our community.

That’s why Maddox will be honored with the Living Legends award by the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association at its annual banquet this coming Monday, Jan. 15 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cherry Hill, N.J.
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Maddox played for the Phillies from 1975 to 1986, winning eight straight Gold Gloves from 1975 to 1982. He hit .284 with 85 homers and 566 RBIs during his 12 years in Philadelphia. But it was his off-the-field work that made an impact. Maddox was honored with the 1986 Roberto Clemente Award as one of the true humanitarians within Major League Baseball.

Maddox played Maddux joins Kyle Lowry (Native Son award winner), Sixers guard T.J. McConnell (Good Guy), Sixers broadcaster Marc Zumoff of NBC Sports Philadelphia (Bill Campbell award), Eagles great/Soul owner Ron Jaworski (special achievement) and legendary South Jersey baseball coach Joseph Hartmann (Ed Snider Humanitarian Award) at this year’s 114th annual dinner. Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz was recently named the Pro Athlete of the Year. The Houston Astros will be honored as Team of the Year for their first World Series title and the help they gave to the East Texas area after Hurricane Harvey. Longtime Philadelphia Daly News columnist Rich Hofmann will also be present as the Stan Hochman award winner. Phillies slugger Rhys Hoskins and manager Gabe Kapler are also scheduled to be in attendance. The PSWA’s signature event, the Most Courageous Athlete, will be announced at the conclusion of the dinner.

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