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18 Persons in the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame:

Abe Saperstein

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Abraham M. Saperstein
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Owner of the team:Invented the 3-point shot, which changed the game.
Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.
International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1979.
National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2005.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1971.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6922 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team The Harlem Globetrotters for contributions to the television industry.

Al Davis

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Allen Davis
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Owner and general manager of teams:

Al Rosen

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Albert Leonard Rosen
Nickname(s):
Flip
The Hebrew Hammer
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91, 12 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Third baseman.
Team:Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1967.
International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1980.
National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1998.
University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame 1981.
Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame 2006.

Benny Friedman

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Benjamin Friedman
Nickname(s):
Benny
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Considered the first great passer as a quarterback.
Teams:College Football Hall of Fame 1951.
International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1979.
National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2004.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 2005.
University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 1980.
Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1961.

Bud Greenspan

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jonah J. Greenspan
Joseph Greenspan
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Known for televising and documenting the Olympic Games.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame 2004.
International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1994.
International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1995.

Bud Selig

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Allan Huber Selig Jr.
Nickname(s):
Bud
Birth Date:
Age today:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Baseball Commissioner of Major League Baseball from 1992.
Former owner of the team:Responsible for introduction of the wild card, interleague play, and the merging of the National and American leagues under the Office of the Commissioner.
Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 2001.
Milwaukee Brewers Walk of Fame 2002.
International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2014.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.

Dick Schaap

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Richard Jay Schaap
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Sports news on NBC, ABC and ESPN.
International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2003.
Nassau County Sports Hall of Fame 2002.
National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2001.
National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame 2015.

Hank Greenberg

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Hyman Greenberg
Also Known As:
Henry Benjamin Greenberg
Nickname(s):
Hammerin' Hank
Hankus Pankus
The Hebrew Hammer
Bruggy
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

First baseman.
Teams:Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1958.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 1956.
Jewish-American Hall of Fame.
International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1979.
National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1995.

Howard Cosell

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Howard Cohen
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77, 29 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Television Academy Hall of Fame 2001.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame 1993.
American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame 1993.
Television Hall of Fame 1993.
International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1993.
National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2007.

Mark Spitz

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Mark Andrew Spitz
Birth Date:
Age today:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Olympic swimming champion, won 7 times Olympic Gold Medal 1972. He set 33 world swimming records. He is a motivational speaker.
International Swimming Hall of Fame 1977.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1983.
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1984.
International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1979.
National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2007.

Marv Levy

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Marvin Daniel Levy
Birth Date:
Age today:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Head coach for teams:plus several college positions. The only coach to compete in four Super Bowls in a row.
Buffalo Bills Wall of Fame 1996.
International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1998.
Iowa Sports Hall of Fame 2012.
National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2002.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 2001.
Paul Brown Trophy 1988.
Academic All-America Hall of Fame 1998.

Mauri Rose

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Maurice Rose
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Indianapolis 500 racer, won 3 times.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame.
International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2007.
International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1994.
Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1972.
Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1996.

Mel Allen

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Melvin Allen Israel
Nickname(s):
Voice of the Yankees
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Called games for baseball team:Ford C Frick Award 1978.
National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame 1972.
American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame 1985.
Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 1974.
National Radio Hall of Fame 1989.
Yankee Stadium Monument Park 1998.
NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1986.
National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1979.
International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1980.
National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1995.

Ron Mix

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ronald Jack Mix
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Offensive tackle.
Teams:International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1980.
National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2000.
National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2008.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 1979.
San Diego Chargers Hall of Fame 1978.
Breitbard Hall of Fame 1975.

Sandy Koufax

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Sanford Braun
Also Known As:
Sanford Braun Koufax
Birth Date:
Age today:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Anne Widmark by 9 or 10 years.

Brief Facts:

Pitcher with team:Took last name of stepfather as a small child.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 1972.
Cy Young Award 1963.
Cy Young Award 1965.
Cy Young Award 1966.
International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1979.
National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1993.
Babe Ruth Award 1963.
Babe Ruth Award 1965.
Hutch Award 1966.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6807 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team Los Angeles Dodgers; ceremony: 20 June 2008.

Sarah Hughes

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Sarah Elizabeth Hughes
Birth Date:
Age today:
31, 7 days before her 32nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Figure skater.
Olympic Gold Medal 2002.
International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2005.
Nassau County Sports Hall of Fame 2011.
National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2003.
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