Jewish Sports Legends: The International Jewish Hall of Fame

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Brassey's, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 278 pages
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*Updated to include year 2001 inductees into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and containing nearly four hundred phtographs *Profiles not only participants, but also coaches, sportswriters, organizers, and other significant contributors to every major sport While many great jewish sports figures are househald names --- Koufax, Greenberg, Spitz, and Auerbach probably come first to the minds of American fans --- others are not as well known. JEWISH SPORTS LEGENDS features profiles and phtographs of the famous, and the not so famous, members of the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. Among other interesting facts, readers will lear that: *No fewer than twenty-nine boxing titles were held by Jews. *A Jew created basball's World Series. *A Jewish runner won medals in four consecutive Olympics. *A rabbi's son was deemed the world's strongest man in the 1964 Olympics. *A Jewish gymnast won seven mdeals in a single Olympics *A Jewish wrestler once won 400 consecutive matches. *Four Jews are among the top ten Olympic medal winners of all time. *A Jew held five National Basketball Association records when he retired, including career points. JEWISH SPORTS LEGENDS is a fabulous gift for all sports fans.

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Joseph M. Siegman is a television producer and writer who lives in Beverly Hills, California. In 1981, he founded the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in Netanya, Israel.

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