We've had a few visitors over the past month and thought we'd share some photos of just a few of the people who've stopped by 1201 Chestnut St.
On January 11, 1970, Super Bowl IV was played at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans to a then record crowd of 80,562 fans and an estimated television audience of 44.3 million viewers. The AFL champion Kansas City Chiefs were initially labeled as the underdogs in this game. However, this label soon changed to champions as the Chiefs defense dominated the game by limiting the Vikings offense to only 67 rushing yards, forcing three interceptions, and recovering two fumbles. The Kansas City Chiefs went on to defeat the Minnesota Vikings 23-7.
Kansas City's Len Dawson became the fourth consecutive winning quarterbacks to be named Super Bowl MVP. He completed 12 of 17 passes for 142 yards and one touchdown, with one interception. Dawson also recorded three rushing attempts for 11 yards.
Check out some great footage from this game.
Congratulations to Barry Larkin, who was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers' Association of America yesterday. Larkin will be inducted on July 22 along with Ron Santo. Check out the Baseball Hall of Fame link below for more info on Larkin, along with a video and photo gallery of his career.
Now available through the Mitchell & Ness Flagship Store, Michael Jordan Rookie Jerseys! We have both the home and road avaible for a limited time so get them while you can.
Our store is located in Center City Philadelphia, on 12th Street (between Market and Chestnut).
If you aren't in Philly, just call our store at 267 - 273 - 7622 where you can order over the phone.
Early Wynn Jr. was born on January 6, 1920. Wynn, nicknamed "Gus," pitched for the Washington Senators, Cleveland Indians, and Chicago White Sox during his 25-year baseball career. Wynn was known to have a hard-nosed disposition and a fierce fastball. He threw at batters frequently enough to be labeled a "headhunter." When asked if he would throw at his own grandmother, he said, "I'd have to. My grandma could really hit a curveball."
In 1958 Wynn became the first major league pitcher to lead his league in strikeouts in consecutive years with different teams (184 with Cleveland and 189 with Chicago.) He won the Cy Young Award in 1959 at the age of 39, posting a record of 22-10, with 179 strikeouts and a 3.16 ERA to lead the Chicago White Sox to the pennant.
Upon his retirement in 1963, Wynn was the last major leaguer to have played in the 1930s to still be playing. He became one of only 29 players in baseball history to date to have appeared in Major League game in four decades. Wynn was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972.