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

Front Cover
SP Books, Apr 1, 2007 - Religion - 295 pages
0 Reviews
When you think of famous Jews, sports may not be the first thing that comes to mind. But from Sandy Koufax to Mark Spitz, Jews have made tremendous contributions to the history of sports. The Horvitzs have created a logical ranking system that uses hard statistical evidence to identify the 100 greatest Jewish athletes of all time. Drawing on their academic backgrounds and expert sports knowledge, the authors bring us a proven scientific framework for objectively comparing athletes across various sports, including: Football, Baseball, Boxing, Tennis, Golf, plus many others! Features include: Little-known interviews with sports heroes of the past and present; Nearly 200 rare photographs throughout; Fascinating anecdotes that bring your favorite athletes to life.
  

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

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
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information