2001

Janice Albert

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Janice Albert is one of Philadelphia’s premier amateur golf champions. Ever since taking up golf while a student at Temple University, Jan has competed in tournaments and played on golf courses all over the world. The pinnacle of her golfing career took place in 1989 when she won the Gold Medal at the Maccabiah Games… Read more »

Beloff Family

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The Beloff Family — David Beloff, Harriet Beloff Goodwin and Bethanne Beloff Goodwin-Nolan — represents three generations of outstanding and talented Philadelphia athletes who have excelled in the fields of boxing, coaching and ice skating. Dave Beloff was an exceptionally versatile young athlete while growing up the son of Russian immigrants in South Philadelphia. On… Read more »

Louis “Red” Klotz

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Louis “Red” Klotz, an outstanding basketball player and scorer at South Philadelphia High School, Villanova University and the Baltimore Bullets, is probably best known an the losingest coach in basketball. As coach/player/owner of the Washington Generals, the perennial opponents of the Harlem Globetrotters for many years, Klotz boasts to losing more than 13,000 games during… Read more »

Al Meltzer

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When you think of television sports commentary and play-by-play in Philadelphia, the first name that comes to mind is Al Meltzer. “Big Al” has spent most of his more than 50-year television career in Philadelphia. A nine-time Emmy Award winner, Meltzer come to Philadelphia from his native Syracuse, NY, to join WPHL-TV in 1966 as… Read more »

Harvey Pollack

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Harvey Pollack’s name is in more record books than any athlete. As the only original employee of the National Basketball Association who is still working for an NBA team, the Philadelphia 76ers, Pollack has been dubbed “Super Stat” in recognition of his excellence and innovation as a nationally-renown sports statistician. This multi-talented Philadelphia native, who… Read more »

Herman Taylor

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The book on Philadelphia’s storied boxing past could not be complete without several chapters on Herman Taylor, the legendary Philadelphia boxing promoter who for 79 years brought Philadelphia fight fans the greatest prize fighters and the most unforgettable boxing matches ever held in the city. Before his death in 1980 at the age of 93,… Read more »