Posts Tagged ‘baseball’

Dubble Bubble & Baseball Cards: Philadelphia's Fleer Legacy

Dubble Bubble & Baseball Cards: Philadelphia’s Fleer Legacy

February 22, 2016  |  History

Pitchers and catchers have reported for spring training, a welcome harbinger of warmer days and a sober reminder of the Phillies' rebuilding. Brad Maule gets into the baseball spirit and profiles Fleer, the bubble gum and baseball card company that called Philly home until 1996 > more

The New Life Of The Old Family Court (And Its Murals)

The New Life Of The Old Family Court (And Its Murals)

June 25, 2014  |  Art & Design

When the Family Court relocates to its new building on LOVE Park later this year, it will vacate the French-inspired structure on Logan Square it's called home for over 70 years. Max Ufberg digs in to see what will become of the New Deal-era murals, as well as a looming sculpture of a prominent judge, when the building is reborn as a luxury hotel > more

Widdy Dialect: The

Widdy Dialect: The “Hoagie” Of Darts

April 17, 2014  |  Preservation

Under the rumbling El and amidst the hustle and bustle at Kensington and Somerset, a distinctly Philadelphian brand of darts is made the same way it has been for over 100 years—by hand. Brad Maule throws a round with Widdy Darts > more

Throwbacks In The Sanctuary

Throwbacks In The Sanctuary

April 9, 2014  |  History

Mitchell & Ness president Peter Capolino has built his life around the history and evolution of sports uniforms. This evening, the Fleisher Art Memorial hosts Capolino for a talk on the art and design of baseball uniforms > more

On Ten Years At Citizens Bank Park

On Ten Years At Citizens Bank Park

August 14, 2013  |  Architecture

As the most successful era of Phillies baseball appears to be winding down, Brad Maule looks back at the first ten years of the place they call home > more