Check out the latest addition for the NFL Fall/Holiday collection!
If you watch Good Day on Fox News in the mornings then you probably saw Jennaphr Frederick wearing the Mitchell & Ness Phillies hoody pictured above.
This style is no longer available but we do have tons of Phillies apparel & jerseys to help you get ready for the Championship series this weekend! Check out the Mitchell & Ness website or visit us at our store at 1318 Chestnut St. in Philadelphia for even more!
Happy Birthday to Dave “the Hammer” Shultz. Born in Waldheim, Saskatchewan, the Hammer is widely considered one of the most prolific enforcers in NHL history. What most people don’t realize, however, is that while he was going through Juniors, Schultz was considered a scoring prospect. It wasn’t until he began playing with the Salem Rebels in the Eastern Hockey League that Schultz began fighting and “the Hammer” earned his moniker.
Schultz was drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in 1969, but wouldn’t break into the NHL until 1972. With Schultz enforcing the ice, the Flyers jumped 19 points in the standings from the previous season and made it to the playoffs after missing the previous season. With other teams fearing the Hammer, the Flyers young scorers were able to open up more of the ice and increase their overall scoring by more then 250 points from the previous season. His style of play spread throughout the locker room and lead to the team’s nickname, “The Broad Street Bullies.”
Across his 10 year career in the NHL, Schultz won 2 Stanley Cups with the Philadelphia Flyers (’73-’74 and ’74-’75), score 79 goals, notch 121 assists and rack up 2,294 penalty minutes. He also broke the record for most penalty minutes in a season by accumulating 472 penalty minutes during the ’74-’75 regular season. The record still stands today. Happy 71st Schultz!
A bunch of new jerseys have arrived in our warehouse over the past couple of weeks. Some are brand new and some are re-stock of some of our favorites. Check out a couple of them below:
To see more check out the Authentics New Release section of our website - http://www.mitchellandness.com/Departments/New-Releases/Authentics.aspx
On October 12, 1916, the Boston Red Sox beat the Brooklyn Robins (later known as the Dodgers) four games to one. The Red Sox were playing in their second World Series, while the Brooklyn Robins (named in honor of their manager, Wilbert Robinson) were making their first World Series appearance after winning their first National League flag since 1900.
Red Sox's Babe Ruth made his World Series pitching debut in Game 2, pitching all 14 innings, allowing six hits and one earned run as he picked up the win. As with the 1915 World Series, the Red Sox played their home games at Braves Field due to the larger seating capacity - and it paid off as they drew a then-record 42,620 people for the final game. It would be 39 years before the Dodgers would win their first World Series title in 1955. The series had the longest game in World Series History until Game 3 of the 2005 World Series.
In the photo below, a crowd packs the bleachers to cheer the Boston Red Sox at Braves Field in the 1916 World Series.
Photo below shows Harry Hooper, first man at bat for Boston, during the 1916 World Series.