Kate Smith "God Bless America" Philadelphia Hockey T-Shirt (Adult) - Dynasty Sports & Framing

Kate Smith "God Bless America" Philadelphia Hockey T-Shirt (Adult)

  • $ 24.99

When honoring Philadelphia's hockey history, one would be mistaken not to mention the Flyers' secret weapon: Kate Smith.

When the Flyers would play Smith's rendition of "God Bless America" before their game on December 11, 1969, an unusual tradition and mystique began. The perception was that the team was more successful on these occasions, so the tradition grew.

Smith performed the song at the Spectrum in front of a capacity crowd of 17,007 fans before Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals on May 19, 1974, against the Boston Bruins. Before that game, Smith had a "Flyer Record" of 36–3–1. Boston's forward, Phil Esposito, infamously tried to jinx the Flyers' "good luck charm" by presenting her with a bouquet of roses after her performance. The Flyers won their first of two back-to-back Stanley Cups  winning that playoff series against the Bruins 4 games to 2.

  • Orange and black t-shirt inspired by Philadelphia hockey legend Kate Smith
  • 100% cotton t-shirt
  • Short sleeves

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