National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame

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  1. Bill Goldberg

    Bill Goldberg


    William Scott "Bill" Goldberg (born December 27, 1966) is an American actor, former professional football player, and former professional wrestler. He is best known for his appearances with World Championship Wrestling (WCW) between 1997 and 2001, and in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) between 2003 and 2004. He is notable for his lengthy undefeated streak in singles competition: the official count is listed as 173–0, though doubts have been cast about the legitimacy of this figure.

  2. Sandy Koufax

    Sandy Koufax


    Sanford "Sandy" Koufax (ˈkfæks; born Sanford Braun; December 30, 1935) is a retired American Major League Baseball (MLB) left-handed pitcher. He pitched twelve seasons for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers, from 1955 to 1966. Koufax, at age 36 in 1972, became the youngest player ever inducted in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

  3. Linda Cohn

    Linda Cohn


    Linda Cohn (born November 10, 1959) is an American sportscaster. She regularly anchors ESPN's SportsCenter.

  4. Howard Cosell

    Howard Cosell


    Howard William Cosell (kˈsɛl; born Howard William Cohen; March 25, 1918 – April 23, 1995) was an American sports journalist who was widely known for his blustery, cocksure personality. Cosell said of himself, "Arrogant, pompous, obnoxious, vain, cruel, verbose, a showoff. There's no question that I'm all of those things." In its obituary for Cosell, The New York Times described Cosell's impact on American sports coverage: "He entered sports broadcasting in the mid-1950s, when the predominant style was unabashed adulation, [and] offered a brassy counterpoint that was first ridiculed, then copied until it became the dominant note of sports broadcasting."

  5. Eric Nystrom

    Eric Nystrom


    Eric Thore Nystrom (born February 14, 1983) is an American professional ice hockey left winger for the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was a first round selection of the Calgary Flames, taken 10th overall in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, and made his NHL debut with Calgary in 2005. Nystrom has also played for the Minnesota Wild and Dallas Stars. He played four seasons of college hockey with the Michigan Wolverines before he turned professional. On four occasions, Nystrom has played with the United States national team, most recently at the 2010 World Championship. He is the son of former NHL player Bob Nystrom.

  6. Hank Greenberg

    Hank Greenberg


    Henry Benjamin "Hank" Greenberg (January 1, 1911 – September 4, 1986), nicknamed "Hammerin' Hank," "Hankus Pankus" or "The Hebrew Hammer," was an American and former professional baseball player. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) primarily for the Detroit Tigers as a first baseman in the 1930s and 1940s. A member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, he was one of the premier power hitters of his generation and is widely considered as one of the greatest sluggers in baseball history.He served over four years in the United States Army and in World War II which took place during his major league career.

  7. Shawn Green

    Shawn Green


    Shawn David Green (born November 10, 1972) is a former Major League Baseball right-fielder. Green was a 1st round draft pick and a two-time major league All-Star. He drove in 100 runs four times and scored 100 runs four times, hit 40 or more home runs three times, led the league in doubles, extra base hits, and total bases, won both a Gold Glove Award and a Silver Slugger Award, and set the Dodgers single-season record in home runs. Green was also in the top five in the league in home runs, RBIs, intentional walks, and MVP voting.

  8. Red Auerbach

    Red Auerbach


    Arnold Jacob "Red" Auerbach (September 20, 1917 – October 28, 2006) was an American basketball coach of the Washington Capitols, the Tri-Cities Blackhawks and the Boston Celtics. After he retired from coaching, he served as president and front office executive of the Celtics until his death. As a coach, he won 938 games (a record at his retirement) and nine National Basketball Association (NBA) championships in ten years (a number surpassed only by Phil Jackson, who won 11 in twenty years). As general manager and team president of the Celtics, he won an additional seven NBA titles, for a grand total of 16 in a span of 29 years, making him one of the most successful team officials in the history of North American professional sports.

  9. Sid Luckman

    Sid Luckman


    Sidney "Sid" Luckman, (November 21, 1916 – July 5, 1998) was an American football quarterback for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL) from 1939 to 1950. During his 12 seasons with the Bears he led them to four NFL championships.

  10. Carrie Sheinberg

    Carrie Sheinberg


    Carrie Sheinberg (born November 29, 1972) is an American former alpine skier.

  11. Ilana Kloss

    Ilana Kloss


    Ilana Sheryl Kloss (born 22 March 1956) is a former professional tennis player, tennis coach, and the current commissioner of World TeamTennis, a position that she has held since 2001.

  12. Shep Messing

    Shep Messing


    Shep Norman Messing (born October 9, 1949 in The Bronx, New York) is a retired American soccer goalkeeper and current broadcaster. He played seven seasons in the North American Soccer League and six in the Major Indoor Soccer League. He was also a member of the U.S. soccer team at the 1972 Summer Olympics.

  13. Red Holzman

    Red Holzman


    William "Red" Holzman (August 10, 1920 – November 13, 1998) was an NBA basketball player and coach probably best known as the head coach of the New York Knicks from 1967 to 1982. Holzman helped lead the Knicks to two NBA Championships in 1970 and 1973, and was elected into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1985. In 1996, Holzman was named one of Top 10 Coaches in NBA History.

  14. Ken Holtzman

    Ken Holtzman


    Kenneth Dale Holtzman (born November 3, 1945) is a left-handed former starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played most of his career for the Chicago Cubs and Oakland Athletics. He was a two-time All Star and a three-time World Series champion.

  15. Barney Ross

    Barney Ross


    Barney Ross (born Dov-Ber "Beryl" David Rosofsky; December 23, 1909 – January 17, 1967) was an American professional boxer. Ross became a world champion in three weight divisions and was a decorated veteran of World War II.

  16. Marty Hogan (racquetball)

    Marty Hogan (racquetball)


    Marty Hogan (born January 22, 1958 in St. Louis, Missouri) is a former American racquetball player who won more than 100 international or national titles and six U.S. national championships during his 14-year career. Hogan was ranked either number one or number two in the world from 1976 to 1990.

  17. Art Heyman

    Art Heyman


    Arthur Bruce "Art" Heyman (June 24, 1941 – August 27, 2012) was an American professional basketball player.

  18. Art Shamsky

    Art Shamsky


    Arthur Louis Shamsky (born October 14, 1941) is a former Major League Baseball player. He played right field, left field, and first base from 1965 to 1972 for the Cincinnati Reds, New York Mets, Chicago Cubs, and Oakland Athletics. In 2007 he was the manager of the Modi'in Miracle of the Israel Baseball League.

  19. Brad Ausmus

    Brad Ausmus


    Bradley David "Brad" Ausmus (/ˈɔːsməs/; born April 14, 1969) is a former catcher in Major League Baseball, and the current manager of the Detroit Tigers. He has also previously managed the Israel national baseball team.

  20. Max Zaslofsky

    Max Zaslofsky


    Max "Slats" Zaslofsky (December 7, 1925 – October 15, 1985) was an American professional basketball player and coach.

  21. Abe Saperstein

    Abe Saperstein


    Abraham M. Saperstein (July 4, 1902 – March 15, 1966) was an owner and coach of the Savoy Big Five, which later became the Harlem Globetrotters. He was born in London, England to a Jewish family.

  22. Benny Friedman

    Benny Friedman


    Benjamin "Benny" Friedman (March 18, 1905 – November 24, 1982) was an American football quarterback who played for the University of Michigan (1924–1926), Cleveland Bulldogs (1927), Detroit Wolverines (1928), New York Giants (1929–1931), and Brooklyn Dodgers (1932–1934).

  23. Jay Fiedler

    Jay Fiedler


    Jay Brian Fiedler (born December 29, 1971) is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League.

  24. Dolph Schayes

    Dolph Schayes


    Adolph "Dolph" Schayes (born May 19, 1928) is a retired American professional basketball player and former coach in the National Basketball Association (NBA). A top scorer and rebounder, he was a member of the 1955 NBA champion Syracuse Nationals and a 12-time All-Star.

  25. Larry Brown

    Larry Brown


    Lawrence Harvey "Larry" Brown (born September 14, 1940) is an American basketball coach, who is currently the head coach at Southern Methodist University. He is the only coach in basketball history to win both an NCAA national championship (Kansas, 1988) and an NBA title (Pistons, 2004). He has a 1,275-965 lifetime professional coaching record in the American Basketball Association (ABA) and the National Basketball Association (NBA) and is the only coach in NBA history to lead eight different teams to the playoffs. He is also the only person ever to coach two NBA franchises in the same season (Spurs and Clippers during the 1991-92 NBA season). Before coaching, Brown played collegiately at the University of North Carolina and professionally in the ABA. He has been a basketball coach since 1972.

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