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24 Persons in the National 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.

Buck O'Neil

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Jordan O'Neil
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:as a first baseman and manager.
Coach and scout for team: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

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.

Dwight Stones

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Dwight Edwin Stones
Birth Date:
Age today:
63
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.

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.

Jackie Robinson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jack Roosevelt Robinson
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

The first African-American to play in the major leagues, for the team:Subject of movie:California Hall of Fame 2007.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 1962.
California Sports Hall of Fame 2007.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1984.
Congressional Gold Medal 2003.
National High School Hall of Fame 1993.
Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame 1991.
Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1998.
Yankee Stadium Monument Park 2007.
UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame 1984.
National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2011.
National College Baseball Hall of Fame 2008.
National Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame 2001.
Los Angeles Memorial Coloseum Court of Honors 2005.
Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

Jay Fiedler

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jay Brian Fiedler
Birth Date:
Age today:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback.
Teams: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

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Joshua Gibson
Nickname(s):
the black Babe Ruth
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: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.

Larry Doby

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Lawrence Eugene Doby
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: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.

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 Albert

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Marvin Philip Aufrichtig
Birth Date:
Age today:
75
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:Also called Superbowl and Wimbledon events. Probation for an assault charge.
Nassau County Sports Hall of Fame 2006.
National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame 2014.
National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 1993.

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.

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, 14 days after his birthday
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
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.

Wellington Mara

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Wellington Timothy Mara
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
grandfather of
grandfather of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Co-owner, team: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.
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