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234 Persons in the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame:

Abe Saperstein

Real/Birth Name:
Abraham M. Saperstein
Gender:
Male
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 The Harlem Globetrotters. Invented the 3-point shot, which changed the game.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Al Davis

Real/Birth Name:
Allen Davis
Gender:
Male
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 Oakland Raiders, Los Angeles Raiders from 1972 to 2011.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Al Rosen

Real/Birth Name:
Albert Leonard Rosen
Nickname(s):
Flip
The Hebrew Hammer
Gender:
Male
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 Cleveland Indians

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Andre Tippett

Real/Birth Name:
Andre Bernard Tippett
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Linebacker. Teams University of Iowa, New England Patriots. Converted to Judaism.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Benny Friedman

Real/Birth Name:
Benjamin Friedman
Nickname(s):
Benny
Gender:
Male
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 University of Michigan, Cleveland Bulldogs, Detroit Wolverines, New York Giants, Brooklyn Dodgers

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Buck O'Neil

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

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Dick Schaap

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Jay Schaap
Gender:
Male
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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Dolph Schayes

Real/Birth Name:
Adolph Schayes
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 7 inches (200.66 cm)

Brief Facts:

Power forward / center. Teams New York University, Syracuse Nationals, Philadelphia 76ers. Coach, 76ers and team Buffalo Braves

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Dwight Stones

Real/Birth Name:
Dwight Edwin Stones
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
66
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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Gabe Carimi

Real/Birth Name:
Gabriel Andrew Carimi
Nickname(s):
The Jewish Hammer
The Hammer
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
32
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 7 inches (200.66 cm)

Brief Facts:

Guard, tackle. Teams University of Wisconsin, Chicago Bears, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Atlanta Falcons

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

George Young (football Exec)

Real/Birth Name:
George Bernard Young
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Assistant coach, team Baltimore Colts. General manager team New York Giants

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hank Greenberg

Real/Birth Name:
Hyman Greenberg
Also Known As:
Henry Benjamin Greenberg
Nickname(s):
Hammerin' Hank
Hankus Pankus
The Hebrew Hammer
Bruggy
Gender:
Male
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 Detroit Tigers, Pittsburgh Pirates

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Harris Barton

Real/Birth Name:
Harris Scott Barton
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Offensive tackle, center. Teams University of North Carolina, San Francisco 49ers

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Howard Cosell

Real/Birth Name:
Howard Cohen
Gender:
Male
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:

Covered boxing and other sports.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jackie Robinson

Real/Birth Name:
Jack Roosevelt Robinson
Gender:
Male
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 in the major leagues, on the team Brooklyn Dodgers. Subject of movie 42

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jay Fiedler

Real/Birth Name:
Jay Brian Fiedler
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback. Teams Dartmouth College, Philadelphia Eagles, Amsterdam Admirals, Minnesota Vikings, Jacksonville Jaguars, Miami Dolphins, New York Jets

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Josh Gibson

Real/Birth Name:
Joshua Gibson
Nickname(s):
the black Babe Ruth
Gender:
Male
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 Homestead Grays, Pittsburgh Crawfords, Rojos del Įguila de Veracruz

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Larry Brown

Real/Birth Name:
Lawrence Harvey Brown
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Teams, as a point guard North Carolina University, New Orleans Buccaneers, Virginia Squires, Denver Rockets. Teams, as coach Carolina Cougars, Denver Nuggets, UCLA, New Jersey Nets, University of Kansas, San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Clippers, Indiana Pacers, Philadelphia 76ers, Detroit Pistons, New York Knicks, Charlotte Bobcats, Southern Mrthodist University

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Larry Doby

Real/Birth Name:
Lawrence Eugene Doby
Gender:
Male
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 Newark Eagles, San Juan Senators, Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox, Detroit Tigers, Chunichi Dragons

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Lenny Krayzelburg

Real/Birth Name:
Leonid Krayzelburg
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
44
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Backstroke. 1995 became a naturalized citizen of the United States. Olympic Gold Medal 2000, 4×100 m medley relay. Olympic Gold Medal 2000, 100 m backstroke. Olympic Gold Medal 2000, 200 m backstroke. Olympic Gold Medal 2004, 4×100 m relay.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Mark Spitz

Real/Birth Name:
Mark Andrew Spitz
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
70
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.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Marshall Goldberg

Real/Birth Name:
Marshall Goldberg
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Halfback, fullback. Teams University of Pittsburgh, Chicago Cardinals

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Marty Glickman

Real/Birth Name:
Martin Irving Glickman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

A member of the U.S. team at the 1936 Summer Olympic Games held in Berlin, Germany. Controversy over his removal fom the 400-meter relay event. The voice of the New York Knicks and New York Giants and New York Jets.

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Marv Albert

Real/Birth Name:
Marvin Philip Aufrichtig
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

brother of
older brother of
Older than Steve Albert by 8 years.

Brief Facts:

Sportscaster for the team New York Knicks, New Jersey Nets. Also called Superbowl and Wimbledon events. Probation for an assault charge.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Marv Levy

Real/Birth Name:
Marvin Daniel Levy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
95, 4 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Head coach for teams Montreal Alouettes, Kansas City Chiefs, Buffalo Bills plus several college positions. The only coach to compete in four Super Bowls in a row.

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Mel Allen

Real/Birth Name:
Melvin Allen Israel
Nickname(s):
Voice of the Yankees
Gender:
Male
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 New York Yankees

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Red Auerbach

Real/Birth Name:
Arnold Jacob Auerbach
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach, teams Washington Capitols, Tri-Cities Blackhawks, Boston Celtics

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Ron Mix

Real/Birth Name:
Ronald Jack Mix
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Offensive tackle. Teams University of Southern California, Los Angeles/San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Sandy Koufax

Real/Birth Name:
Sanford Braun
Also Known As:
Sanford Braun Koufax
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
84
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 Los Angeles Dodgers. Took last name of stepfather as a small child.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Sarah Hughes

Real/Birth Name:
Sarah Elizabeth Hughes
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
35
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Figure skater. Olympic Gold Medal 2002.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Satchel Paige

Real/Birth Name:
Leroy Robert Paige
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75, 29 days before his 76th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Negro Leagues and Major League pitcher. Teams Chattanooga Black Lookouts, Birmingham Black Barons, Baltimore Black Sox, Cleveland Cubs, Pittsburgh Crawfords, Kansas City Monarchs, Trujillo All-Stars, New York Black Yankees, Memphis Red Sox, Philadelphia Stars, Cleveland Indians, St. Louis Browns, Kansas City Athletics

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Sid Gillman

Real/Birth Name:
Sidney Gillman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Position end for teams Ohio State University, Cleveland Rams. Coach for teams Miami University, University of Cincinnati, Los Angeles Rams, San Diego Chargers, Houston Oilers

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Sid Luckman

Real/Birth Name:
Sidney Luckman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Quarterback, the first modern T-formation quarterback, and considered the greatest long range passer of his time. Teams Columbia University, Chicago Bears

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Wellington Mara

Real/Birth Name:
Wellington Timothy Mara
Nickname(s):
The Duke
Gender:
Male
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
younger brother of
Younger than Jack Mara by 8 years.
father of
grandfather of
grandfather of
son of
uncle of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Co-owner, team New York Giants

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