Some guys we will never forget playing in Philadelphia. Brian Dawkins, Allen Iverson, Jimmy Rollins, and Eric Lindros. These names will be remembered by Philadelphians, even if they were too young to ever see them play. Hell, I know the name Chuck Bednarik, and he retired 30 years before I was born.
But that is not what this list is about. This list is dedicated to those guys most people may not even remember playing here. The guys who spent 1 year or less here, and despite being somewhat notable names, failed to make an impact. The guys who were in Eagles training camp but couldn’t crack the roster. Players the Phillies added as mid-season trades, who failed to make an impact. The guys who spent only a short amount of time with the Sixers, but had big careers elsewhere. Or legendary hockey players who came to Philadelphia past their prime.
You will likely know these names from elsewhere, but how many of us remember seeing them play in Philadelphia? Let’s take a look at 7 well-known athletes, who at one point in their careers played on one of the Philly teams.
Credit to the Sports Hub up in Boston who inspired this list by making one of their own for guys they forgot played in Boston.