The Athletic club later turned professional, and were a charter member of the National Association of Professional Baseball Players, baseball's first major league, which began play in 1871. Other teams were the Boston Red Stockings, Chicago White Stockings, Forest City of Cleveland, Forest City of Rockford (IL), Kekionga of Fort Wayne, New York Mutuals, Olympic of Washington, and Troy (NY) Haymakers. Similar to several of the other teams, the actual team name was the singular Athletic of Philadelphia, though more often than not the team is referred to by the more contemporary name, Philadelphia Athletics. In league standings they were listed as "Athletic" rather than "Philadelphia." Home grounds for the team was Jefferson Street Grounds. ...more on Wikipedia about "Athletic of Philadelphia"
The Philadelphia Blazers were an ice hockey team in the World Hockey Association (WHA). They were originally to be based out of Miami, Florida and to be called the Miami Screaming Eagles. But due to money problems and a lack of a suitable arena, they never played a game in Miami. Instead, they moved to Philadelphia and debuted as the Philadelphia Blazers in 1972. After only one season in Philadelphia, the team relocated to Vancouver, British Columbia and became the Vancouver Blazers and then two years later relocated to Calgary, Alberta as the Calgary Cowboys. Two years later, the franchise folded. ...more on Wikipedia about "Blazers/Cowboys (WHA)"
The Philadelphia Athletics were one of six charter members of the American Association, a 19th Century major league, which began play in 1882 as a rival to the National League. The other teams were the Baltimore Orioles, Cincinnati Red Stockings, Eclipse of Louisville, Pittsburgh Alleghenys, and St. Louis Brown Stockings. The team took its name from a previous team, the Athletic of Philadelphia, which played in the National Association from 1871 through 1875 and the National League in 1876. ...more on Wikipedia about "Philadelphia Athletics (American Association)"
The Philadelphia Atoms are a soccer team based out of Philadelphia that played in the NASL. They played from 1973 to 1976. Their home fields were Veterans Stadium and Franklin Field. ...more on Wikipedia about "Philadelphia Atoms"
The Philadelphia Bell was a franchise of the World Football League, which operated in 1974 and for a portion of a season in 1975. It played its home games in massive (and ancient) JFK Stadium in Philadelphia. The team logo consisted of a representation of the Liberty Bell. At first the team seemed to be one of the WFL's most successful, however, it soon became known that the relatively large (especially by WFL standards) crowds that the Bell were drawing were mostly the result of the distribution of free tickets, on a scale apparently almost unprecedented in the history of professional sports. Although the Bell continued in operation until the league folded, it never seemed to regain much credibility afterwards with either the media or fans. ...more on Wikipedia about "Philadelphia Bell"
The Philadelphia Charge is a professional soccer team that played in the Women's United Soccer Association. ...more on Wikipedia about "Philadelphia Charge"
The Philadelphia Fever were a soccer team based out of Philadelphia that played in the Major Soccer League. They played from 1978 to 1982. Their home arena was Wachovia Spectrum.They moved to Los Angeles in 1982 and became the Lazers. ...more on Wikipedia about "Philadelphia Fever" Please visit again shortopedia
The Philadelphia Fury were a soccer team based out of Philadelphia, part-owned by Rick Wakeman, Peter Frampton and Paul Simon, that played in the NASL. They played from 1978 to 1980 at the Veterans Stadium. ...more on Wikipedia about "Philadelphia Fury"
The Philadelphia Fusion was an American Basketball Association (ABA) team based in Philadelphia. The team folded in February of 2005 with a record of 3-10. ...more on Wikipedia about "Philadelphia Fusion"
The Philadelphia Sphas were a team that competed in the former American Basketball League. They played their home games in the Philadelphia Arena. They were one of the league's best teams. ...more on Wikipedia about "Philadelphia Sphas"
The Philadelphia Stars (later Baltimore Stars) were a professional American football team which played in the United States Football League in the mid-1980s. ...more on Wikipedia about "Philadelphia Stars (football)"
The Philadelphia Tapers were originally the New York Tapers, an NABL club team sponsored by the Tuck Tape Company. They were a top AAU club team in the 1950's featuring many former collegiate stars and pro players. In 1960, Tuck Tape owner Paul Cohen moved the Tapers to Washington and joined the fledgling American Basketball League of Abe Saperstein. The team was a miserable failure in Washington and Cohen made the unprecedented move of transplanting the team in mid-season back to New York. This too failed and when the ABL began their second season in 1961, the Tapers were moved to Philadelphia, where Cohen hoped to take advantage of the fact that this basketball hotbed had just lost its beloved Warriors (and Wilt Chamberlain) to San Francisco. Again, this starcrossed team did not finish the season. This time, it was the league that folded on December 31 1961 and the Tapers were no more. ...more on Wikipedia about "Philadelphia Tapers"
The Pittsburgh Pirates were a professional ice hockey team in the National Hockey League (NHL), based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from 1925-26 to 1929-30. The nickname comes from the baseball team also based in the city. For the 1930-31 season the team moved to Philadelphia and played one season as the Philadelphia Quakers. ...more on Wikipedia about "Pittsburgh Pirates (NHL)"
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