Sports Legends of Delaware County Museum

The Sports Legends of Delaware County Museum is dedicated to preserving the history and memory of Delaware County Sports Legends.  It is located in the Radnor Township Municipal Building, located at 301 Iven Avenue in Radnor, PA. Museum hours are Monday through Friday 9am to 4pm. Saturday and Sunday tours are available by appointment. For more information, call 610-909-4919.

Visit the official Sports Legends of Delaware County website here!

Click here for a video about Emlen Tunnell’s journey to becoming a Giants legend.

Click here to see a video about the making of the book, Tales from the Museum:  A Collaborative Anthology

Click here to read about the honoring of Emlen Tunnell by the US Coast Guard.


Emlen Tunnell US Coast Guard Cutter Ship Commissioning

On October 15, 2021, the U.S. Coast Guard will commission its 45th Sentinel-Class Fast Response Cutter (FRC), to be named in honor of Delaware County Steward’s Mate 1st Class Emlen Lewis Tunnell, a Radnor High School 1942 graduate.   Emlen Tunnell rose from humble beginnings to become the first African-American enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Recognized as one of the NFL’s top 100 players of all time, he was awarded the U. S. Coast Guard’s Silver Lifesaving Medal for heroism in WWII, and is regarded as one of the greatest athletes ever from Delaware County.  

Bollinger Shipyards Delivers 45th Fast Response Cutter ‘Emlen Tunnell’ to Coast Guard - Seapower (seapowermagazine.org) - click here for more information.  


Important information regarding this event:

We have learned that this event is currently closed to members of the public due to COVID-19 health and safety restrictions imposed by the National Coast Guard.  If this changes, more information will be communicated. 

Radnor Township has partnered with Main Line TV to film the event so that it can later be shared with members of the community. 

Thank you to all those who participated in the Children's Coloring Contest! Congratulations to our winners!

1st Place - Rishwita Bhavirisetti 

2nd Place - Alexander Tosti 

3rd Place - Jocelyn Wallace

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Click the picture below to view the Emlen Tunnell Cutter Ship Commissioning Card Set!
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Click the picture below to view the original Emlen Tunnell Card Set!

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To read about NFL Hall of Famer, Emlen Tunnell, please click the image below

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An  addition to the Delaware County Sports scene, open free of charge to all residents, awaits you at the Radnor Township Municipal Building at 301 Iven Avenue Wayne, Pa   The addition is a Sports Rarity of the Month exhibit, on display in a case in their atrium.  With this addition The Delaware County Athletes Hall of Fame and the Mickey Vernon Sports History Museum are preparing for a permanent Sports Legends of Delaware County installation also to be held at the Radnor Township building. The Sports Legends of Delaware County exhibit promises to preserve the rich sports history of Delaware County by honoring those athletes that have earned national and international acclaim for their accomplishments.

The Sports Rarity on display will be Mike Scioscia's game-worn Jersey from the 2002 World Series, worn by Mike as he led the Los Angeles Angels to the World Championship that year.  The jersey will be on display Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm.

Mike, a graduate of Springfield High School, was an All-Delco selection in football and baseball.  He was selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first round of the June 1976 draft and played for 15 years as a catcher in the major leagues.  He was a member of the Dodgers’ 1981 and 1988 World Championship teams.  Playing in the 1990 all-star game at Wrigley Field in Chicago, he became the first Dodger catcher to start an all-star game since Roy Campanella.  This year was Mike's 16th season managing the Angels, making him the longest-tenured manager in Major League baseball. 

For more information contact Jim Vankoski at (610) 909-4919 or vankoski21@comcast.net



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Various size prints of these images are available by contacting artist George Rothacker at 610-566-0334 or george@rothackeradv.com
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This extraordinary portrait of Emlen Tunnell was completed by Radnor Township employee James Corcoran for the opening reception of The Sports Legends of Delaware County Museum, held on December 12, 2015. 

Emlen, a 1942 graduate of Radnor High School, and a WW II Veteran was the first African American to be elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1967.

The portrait will be on display in the Emlen Tunnell Gallery at the museum’s home on the second floor of the Radnor Township Municipal Building, located at 301 Iven Avenue.