The 20’s were a great decade. That’s why we modeled our luxurious lounge after it. In honor of that historic period, we are going to shift gears and talk about six of the best professional athletes to ever wear #20 on their jersey!
- Brian Dawkins – One of two hometown heroes to make our list. Also known as “Weapon X,” Brian Dawkins is an absolute legend in Philadelphia. He was the leader of the Eagles defense from 1996-2008 (where he made seven of his nine total Pro Bowls). Over his career, he compiled 895 tackles and 37 interceptions! He can currently be found on ESPN, where he is one of the most popular new NFL analysts on the network.
- Mike Schmidt – Mike played Third Base for the Philadelphia Phillies from 1972-1989. In 1980, Mike was the National League (NL) home run leader, NL RBI leader, Gold Glove winner, NL MVP, and World Series MVP! Schmidtty was also a 12-time MLB All-Star throughout his entire career. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1995, as a first ballot selection who received 96.5% of the votes.
- Barry Sanders – If you know football, you know Barry. Some consider him to be the best NFL Running Back of All-Time. Barry was selected to the Pro Bowl 10 times and lead the league in rushing yards for four years of his career. He won the Heisman Trophy (college) in 1988 and was the NFL offensive rookie of the year in ‘89. Every single game of his career was played for the Detroit Lions (he’s as loyal as it gets.) Oh, and… he’s a Hall of Famer of course.
- Ray Allen – Arguably the best pure shooter in NBA history, Ray Allen was the definition of clutch. He possesses two NBA championship rings, one Olympic gold medal, and even starred in Spike Lee’s “He Got Game” film alongside Denzel Washington. He currently holds the record for most 3-pointers made in a career with 2,973!
- Gary Payton – Gary earned the nickname “The Glove” for his tremendous defense [9x member of the NBA All-Defensive First Team.] He and Shawn Kemp were unstoppable when they played together for the Seattle Supersonics (especially in NBA Jam). He wore the #20 most of his career, and he found a way to get an NBA Championship in 2006 when he teamed up with Ray Allen, Lebron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh.
- Luc Robitaille – Luc is the only NHL player to have the #20 retired. He is most known for his illustrious career on the Los Angeles Kings, where he played side by side with Wayne Gretzky. In Luc’s first eight seasons for the Kings, he managed to score over 40 goals each year and had a 63 goal performance in the 1992-93 season.
Now that you know some athletes that represented the #20 – let us tell you about a few examples of events that are ideal to combine nostalgic ambiance with modern technology and design of 1925 Lounge…
Reasons to visit us:
-Amazing private events for Philadelphia Bachelor/Bachelorette parties!
-Exclusive, reservable VIP area available for Philadelphia company events!
–Cocktail parties for Philadelphians during Happy Hour, the weekend, and after hours!