Jewish Sports Legends: The International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, Fourth Edition Joseph M. Siegman

ISBN: 9781574889512

Published: June 1st 2005

Paperback

320 pages


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Jewish Sports Legends: The International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, Fourth Edition  by  Joseph M. Siegman

Jewish Sports Legends: The International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, Fourth Edition by Joseph M. Siegman
June 1st 2005 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 320 pages | ISBN: 9781574889512 | 8.29 Mb

Following the 1972 Olympics, a sportswriter referred to Mark Spitz, winner of seven gold medals, as the first great Jewish athlete. He couldnt have been more wrong. As Jewish Sports Legends shows, Jews have excelled at athletics for centuries.MoreFollowing the 1972 Olympics, a sportswriter referred to Mark Spitz, winner of seven gold medals, as the first great Jewish athlete. He couldnt have been more wrong. As Jewish Sports Legends shows, Jews have excelled at athletics for centuries.

This handsome volume illuminates the lives and unforgettable accomplishments of Jews in virtually every major sport played worldwide. Baseball stars Sandy Koufax and Hank Greenberg, basketballs Red Auerbach and Dolph Schayes, and footballs Sid Luckman and Marv Levy are only a few outstanding examples. Did you know that- - A Jewish woman, New York stenographer Charlotte Epstein, is the mother of American womens swimming?- An ordained cantor, Ike Berger of the United States, once held twenty-three world and Olympic weightlifting records?- Jewish, Lithuanian-born Senda Berenson introduced womens basketball to America?- The NFLs New York Giants bought the entire 1928 Detroit Wolverine football team in order to acquire the contract of its All-Pro quarterback, Benny Friedman?- Jewish Olympic champions Agnes Keleti (gymnastics), Maria Gorokhovskaya (gymnastics), Dara Torres (swimming), and Irena Kirszenstein-Szewinska (track and field) have won a combined total of 33 Olympic medals?- South African rugby star Okey Geffin learned to play the game while a prisoner in a World War II German POW camp?- An eighteenth-century prizefighter, Daniel Mendoza of Great Britain, was the first of more than thirty Jewish boxers to be crowned world champion?Containing hundreds of photographs, Jewish Sports Legends introduces the famous, and not-so-famous Jewish sports greats throughout history.

Also featuring great coaches, officials, journalists, and other significant contributors to the thrilling world of sports, it is a fabulous gift for all serious sports fans.



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