Category: Basketball

Glickman Documentary Pays Tribute to Sprinter, Broadcaster

Glickman, a documentary film that looks at the life and legacy of Marty Glickman, a towering figure in the world of both Olympic track and field and sportscasting, premiered recently on HBO. Collectors have access to a variety of Marty Glickman memorabilia.

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Mitch Albom ‘Time Keeper’ Book Tour

Jewish sports writer and author Mitch Albom has released a new book, The Time Keeper. Albom — best known for writing the international best-selling Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life’s Greatest Lesson — is actively promoting his new novel with a book tour that includes stops at two Jewish Community Centers and a synagogue.

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Ryan Braun Latest MOT To Make SI Cover

Ryan Braun appears on the cover of the August 29 Sports Illustrated. The Jewish Major Leaguer is the latest MOT to make the cover of SI. Check out the list of other Jewish athletes (and others) who’ve made the front page of the sports magazine.

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Sports’ Jewish Labor Leaders & Execs

The passing of Labor Day marks a fitting time to pay tribute to the union leaders and front office executives who have made — and continue to make — a significant impact on professional sports. Jewish sports collectors interested in adding memorabilia associated with the major sports’ labor leaders and management have limited, but varied, options.

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National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame Museum To Induct Seven

The National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame Museum will induct seven Jewish sports personalities during the organization’s 18th annual induction ceremony on Sunday, April 18. Inductees include:
* World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) two-time world heavyweight champion Bill Goldberg.
* Virginia Tech basketball coach Seth Greenberg.
* Seventh-degree black belt judo star and member of the International Women’s Sports Hall of Fame, Rusty Kanokogi.
* Four-time Olympic gold medal swimmer Jason Lezak.
* Penn State Women’s volleyball championship coach Russ Rose.
* Dick Traum was the first runner to complete a marathon with a prosthetic leg.
* Alan Veingrad, former Super Bowl champion offensive lineman, turned Chabad-Lubavitch and author.

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Jewish Girls Basketball Team Forfits for Fast

No memorabilia connection here, but I wanted to share this story of devotion and faith, and a team’s decision that would make Sandy Koufax and Hank Greenberg proud. “On Thursday afternoon at the SunDome in Yakima, Wash., the Mercer Island (Wash.) Northwest Yeshiva girls basketball team walked onto the court for its consolation-bracket game in the Washington state tournament.”

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