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30 Persons in the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame:

Abe Saperstein

Real/Birth Name:
Abraham M. Saperstein
Gender:
Male
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 The Harlem Globetrotters. 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 team: The Harlem Globetrotters for contributions to the television industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Al Davis

Real/Birth Name:
Allen Davis
Gender:
Male
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 Oakland Raiders, Los Angeles Raidersfrom 1972 to 2011. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 2010. International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2014. National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2012. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1992.

Al Rosen

Real/Birth Name:
Albert Leonard Rosen
Nickname(s):
Flip
The Hebrew Hammer
Gender:
Male
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 Cleveland Indians. 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.

Andre Tippett

Real/Birth Name:
Andre Bernard Tippett
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Linebacker. Teams University of Iowa, New England Patriots. Converted to Judaism. Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 2012. National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2009. New England Patriots Hall of Fame 1999. Pro Football Hall of Fame 2008.

Benny Friedman

Real/Birth Name:
Benjamin Friedman
Nickname(s):
Benny
Gender:
Male
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 University of Michigan, Cleveland Bulldogs, Detroit Wolverines, New York Giants, Brooklyn Dodgers. 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.

Buck O'Neil

Real/Birth Name:
John Jordan O'Neil
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Negro league player and coach. Team Kansas City Monarchs as a first baseman and manager. Coach and scout for team Chicago Cubs. The oldest man ever to make a plate appearance in a professional game at age 94, in July 2006. One vote shy of the hall of fame at a special vote in 2006. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2006. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1994. Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1999. Hall of Famous Missourians 2012. National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2011.

Dick Schaap

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Jay Schaap
Gender:
Male
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. NSMA Hall of Fame 2015.

Dwight Stones

Real/Birth Name:
Dwight Edwin Stones
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Former 3-time world record holder in the men's high jump. Won 19 national championships. Orange County Sports Hall of Fame 1991. California Sports Hall of Fame 2010. National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2007. National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1998. LBSU Athletic Hall of Fame 1987.

Gabe Carimi

Real/Birth Name:
Gabriel Andrew Carimi
Nickname(s):
The Jewish Hammer
The Hammer
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
30
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guard, tackle. Height 6' 7". Teams University of Wisconsin, Chicago Bears, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Atlanta Falcons. Jim Parker Trophy 2010. National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2011. Outland Trophy 2010.

Hank Greenberg

Real/Birth Name:
Hyman Greenberg
Also Known As:
Henry Benjamin Greenberg
Nickname(s):
Hammerin' Hank
Hankus Pankus
The Hebrew Hammer
Bruggy
Gender:
Male
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 Detroit Tigers, Pittsburgh Pirates. 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.

Harris Barton

Real/Birth Name:
Harris Scott Barton
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Offensive tackle, center. Teams University of North Carolina, San Francisco 49ers. Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Hall of Fame 2003. International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2009. National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2011.

Howard Cosell

Real/Birth Name:
Howard Cohen
Gender:
Male
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. 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. Arthur Ashe Courage Award 1995. NSMA Hall of Fame 1993.

Jay Fiedler

Real/Birth Name:
Jay Brian Fiedler
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
46
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback. Teams Dartmouth College, Philadelphia Eagles, Amsterdam Admirals, Minnesota Vikings, Jacksonville Jaguars, Miami Dolphins, New York Jets. National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1994. National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2000. National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2002. National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2005.

Josh Gibson

Real/Birth Name:
Joshua Gibson
Nickname(s):
the black Babe Ruth
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
35, 30 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Negro League catcher. Teams Homestead Grays, Pittsburgh Crawfords, Rojos del Įguila de Veracruz. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 2003. Mexican Professional Baseball Hall of Fame 1971. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1972. National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2011. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1970. Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame.

Larry Doby

Real/Birth Name:
Lawrence Eugene Doby
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The second player to integrate Major League Baseball at Cleveland. Teams Newark Eagles, San Juan Senators, Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox, Detroit Tigers, Chunichi Dragons. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1998. New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1993. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2010. National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2011. Cleveland Indians Hall of Fame 1966. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.

Mark Spitz

Real/Birth Name:
Mark Andrew Spitz
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
68
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. IU Athletics Hall of Fame 1982. James E. Sullivan Award 1971.

Marshall Goldberg

Real/Birth Name:
Marshall Goldberg
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Halfback, fullback. Teams University of Pittsburgh, Chicago Cardinals. Arizona Cardinals Ring of Honor 2006. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. College Football Hall of Fame 1958. International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1980. National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2000.

Marv Albert

Real/Birth Name:
Marvin Philip Aufrichtig
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

brother of
brother of
Older than Steve Albert by 8 or 9 years.

Brief Facts:

Sportscaster for the team New York Knicks, New Jersey Nets. Also called Superbowl and Wimbledon events. Probation for an assault charge. Nassau County Sports Hall of Fame 2006. National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1993. NSMA Hall of Fame 2014.

Marv Levy

Real/Birth Name:
Marvin Daniel Levy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
93, 18 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Head coach for teams Montreal Alouettes, Kansas City Chiefs, Buffalo Bills 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. New Mexico Sports Hall of Fame 2016. UNM Athletics Hall of Honor 2002. Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame 1998. Annis Stukus Trophy 1974.

Mel Allen

Real/Birth Name:
Melvin Allen Israel
Nickname(s):
Voice of the Yankees
Gender:
Male
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 New York Yankees. Ford C Frick Award 1978. 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. NSMA Hall of Fame 1972.

Red Auerbach

Real/Birth Name:
Arnold Jacob Auerbach
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach, teams Washington Capitols, Tri-Cities Blackhawks, Boston Celtics. GW Athletic Hall of Fame 1959. International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1979. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1969. National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1996. Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame.

Ron Mix

Real/Birth Name:
Ronald Jack Mix
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Offensive tackle. Teams University of Southern California, Los Angeles/San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders. 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

Real/Birth Name:
Sanford Braun
Also Known As:
Sanford Braun Koufax
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
82
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 Los Angeles Dodgers. 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. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 1965. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6807 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team team: Los Angeles Dodgers; ceremony: 20 June 2008.
A star at 6807 Hollywood Boulevard for involvement with team team: Los Angeles Dodgers; ceremony: 20 June 2008.

Sarah Hughes

Real/Birth Name:
Sarah Elizabeth Hughes
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
33
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. James E. Sullivan Award 2002.

Sid Gillman

Real/Birth Name:
Sidney Gillman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Position end for teams Ohio State University, Cleveland Rams. Coach for teams Miami University, University of Cincinnati, Los Angeles Rams, San Diego Chargers, Houston Oilers. College Football Hall of Fame 1989. International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1991. National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2002. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1983. San Diego Chargers Hall of Fame 1985. Breitbard Hall of Fame 1987. Ohio State Men's Varsity "O" Hall of Fame 1981.

Sid Luckman

Real/Birth Name:
Sidney Luckman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback, the first modern T-formation quarterback, and considered the greatest long range passer of his time. Teams Columbia University, Chicago Bears. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. College Football Hall of Fame 1960. International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1979. National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1995. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965. Columbia University Athletics Hall of Fame 2006. Walter Camp Distinguished American Award 1988.

Wellington Mara

Real/Birth Name:
Wellington Timothy Mara
Nickname(s):
The Duke
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
younger brother of
Younger than Jack Mara by 8 years.
father of
grandfather of
grandfather of
son of
uncle of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Co-owner, team New York Giants. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2012. New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 1995. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1997. Senior Bowl Hall of Fame 1990. National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2006. New York Giants Ring of Honor 2010.
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