The Big Book of Jewish Sports Heroes: An Illustrated Compendium of Sports History and the 150 Greatest Jewish Sports Stars

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SP Books, Apr 1, 2007 - Religion - 295 pages
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They are all featured: yesterday's legends and today's rising stars, including the 150 Greatest Jewish Athletes of all time rated according to their achievements.
This book covers Jewish athletes from almost every sport ever played including:
- Football
- Baseball
- Basketball
- Hockey
- Track
- Fencing
- Tennis
- Swimming
- Soccer
- Golf
- Boxing
- Bullfighting
- Horse-racing
- and even Chess.
Also included are:
- Exciting anecdotes.
- Exhaustive lists of every Jewish player in every major US sport.
- A trivia section that is sure to entertain and test everyone from the novice to the most knowledgeable Jewish sports maven.
- Rare pictures and memorabilia of some of the greatest athletes of yesteryear and today, including a special gallery of 24 rare pictures to reproduced full-page size.- Book has been featured as a "Recommended Holiday Title" in "USA Today's--Baseball Weekly Section."
- The only sports book to create such an unusual "achievement ranking" of athletes.
- Perfect for sports fans and readers of popular Judaica.
- Ideal for: the coming holidays, a graduation gift or for a difficult-to-please friend.
- Their previous title, The Big Book Of Jewish Baseball was ranked the #2 selling book in Amazon.com's category "Jews in America" in 2002 and 2003!
The Big Book of Jewish Sports Heroes is perfect for readers of all ages who have an interest in sports or Judaica.
  

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Contents

Preface
7
Greatest Jewish Game Players
88
Jewish Players in Major League Baseball
97
Jewish Baseball Players Before the Major Leagues
103
Life Imitating Art Imitating Life
110
The Sphas
119
Members of the Sphas
125
Bunny Levitt
131
Sid Luckman
168
Marv Levy
170
Olympic and Other Sports
181
Lon Myers
200
Darra Torres
207
The Mighty Atom
215
Alex Bromberg
224
Daniel Prenn
232

Maccabi Tel Aviv
137
The Memoirs of Daniel Mendoza
144
Alphonse Halimi
151
The Founder of the Green Bay Packers
161
Emmanuel Lasker Bobby Fischer
239
Answers
261
Index
280
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