100 Greatest Jews In Sports

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The 100 Greatest Jews in Sports takes the greatest Jewish athletes in all major sports from the past eleven decades and ranks them against each other, using a limited scope and quantitative criteria. Each decade has seen someone new emerge as the greatest Jewish athlete, from boxer Abe Attell to baseballs' Sandy Koufax and Ken Holtzman, to golf's Amy Alcott, to footballs' Harris Barton. Sports profiled include baseball, basketball, hockey, tennis, golf, auto racing, boxing, soccer, football, swimming, and many ...

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The 100 Greatest Jews in Sports: Ranked According to Achievement

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Overview

The 100 Greatest Jews in Sports takes the greatest Jewish athletes in all major sports from the past eleven decades and ranks them against each other, using a limited scope and quantitative criteria. Each decade has seen someone new emerge as the greatest Jewish athlete, from boxer Abe Attell to baseballs' Sandy Koufax and Ken Holtzman, to golf's Amy Alcott, to footballs' Harris Barton. Sports profiled include baseball, basketball, hockey, tennis, golf, auto racing, boxing, soccer, football, swimming, and many others. Silverman takes a scholarly approach to ensure reliability and validity of the statistics given. The author identified the most common categories of statistics in which the highest paid athletes in all sports had excelled, and he assigned numeric values to reflect the performance categories. That provided a proportional representation of the most important individual accomplishments in sports. By applying those numbers to the records of selected athletes, each was ranked against the other. Additionally, the author asked selected experts of each sport to perform the same ranking with no specific criteria, and the results were the same. Filled with historic photographs of the athletes profiled, and interspersed with interesting tidbits of each athlete's personal life and career, this book is certain to be of interest to the casual to serious sports enthusiast alike.

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Editorial Reviews

The Washington Jewish Week
In addition to his ranking of athletes, the book contains short bios on each and covers related subjects such as unsung Jewish athletes, Jewish sports executives and milestones in Jewish sports history.
Forward
Silverman's book overflows with did-you-know factoids and is as broad in its coverage as it is compact.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810847750
  • Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 10/1/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 320
  • Pages: 202
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Meet the Author

B.P. Robert Stephen Silverman brings to the table a unique blend of a Ph.D. in Philosophy, and a sports commentator with a sense of humor. He is the author of The Jewish Athletes' Hall of Fame and Defending Animals' Rights is the Right Thing to Do. At the age of 19, he won a DCAAU gold medal in weight lifting. He is a journalist and graphics designer by profession, having published numerous articles in business and communications journals.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Cover Photo Credits and Captions Chapter 2 Acknowledgments Chapter 3 Preface Chapter 4 1. The Scope and Criteria of the Rankings Chapter 5 2. The Quantitative Rankings Criteria Chapter 6 3. The All-Time Rankings of Great Jewish Athletes Chapter 7 4. All-Time Rankings by Era Chapter 8 5. Unsung Jewish Athletes Chapter 9 6. Jewish Sports Team Executives Chapter 10 7. The Jewish Sports Following Chapter 11 8. Milestones in Jewish Sports History Chapter 12 9. The Jewish Sports History IQ Test Chapter 13 Epilogue Chapter 14 Index Chapter 15 About the Author

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2004

    No fourwall handball players

    Book did not include Jimmy Jacobs or Vic Hershcowitz.

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