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James Balk

Class of 1959

Year of Induction - 2011

1960s Civil Rights activist, Delco Athletic Hall of Fame honoree, 36 year educator and baseball coach at Radnor, Mr. James Balk is no stranger to humanitarian causes. Awarded the prestigious NAACP John D.Shelton Freedom Award in 2007 for his work restoring the Chester community, particularly baseball at Chester High, he continues to give back as a Marple Township Commissioner and supporting his adopted granddaughter, Shakuwra, a Lincoln Univ. graduate.