2009

Ruben Amaro, Jr.

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On November 3, 2008, three days after the Phillies World Series victory parade, Ruben Amaro, Jr. was named Senior Vice-President and General Manager of the Philadelphia Phillies. His appointment marked an extraordinary personal trajectory that began in 1980 when at the age of 15, Ruben was the Phillies batboy. Born and raised in Northeast Philadelphia,… Read more »

Cliff Bayer

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In the world of inter-collegiate and international fencing, being chosen as a member of an Olympic team is the absolute pinnacle of the sport. Cliff Bayer, of the University of Pennsylvania has been so honored twice. The Wharton MBA and fencing superstar competed for the US in both the 1996 and 2000 Olympics. In addition,… Read more »

Jeanne Friedman

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Native Philadelphian Jeanne Friedman has been a pre-eminent and active member in the world of crew for over 30 years. She is a founding member of Boston University’s crew team where she twice led them to gold medals at the U.S. Nationals. The former Penn assistant and Lower Merion coach is currently Mount Holyoke’s head… Read more »

Phil Jasner

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Well-known, long-time Philadelphia Daily News sports writer Phil Jasner is a worthy addition to the Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. Mr. Jasner has covered the Philadelphia 76ers for 30 seasons. In 2004, he was honored by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame with the Curt Gowdy Award for excellence in print journalism. He… Read more »

Gary Martin

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Gary Martin, a native of Long Island, made his name in Pennsylvania by becoming a two-time Lacrosse All American for the Penn State University Nitanny Lions. He made his name in Philadelphia with the Wings, winning five World Championships: four as a player and one as a member of their coaching staff. Martin went to… Read more »

Morton Shiekman

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Morton Shiekman was born in Philadelphia in March of 1922 and at the age of fourteen tried out for and made the Overbrook High School varsity football team where he played for three years. Thus began a journey that would culminate as a draft choice of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the NFL. In 1939, he… Read more »

Michael Tollin

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Michael Tollin, a Philadelphia native and rabid Philly sports fan, is an award winning writer, producer and director of many major television series and theatrical films-most of which feature the world of sports. Tollin is a graduate of Haverford High School and Stanford University where he was a sports columnist and the play-by-play radio announcer… Read more »

Sol Tollin

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Sol Tollin was born in 1929, was raised in Chester, Pa. and attended Haverford College from 1947-1951. His passion was baseball and basketball, and he was named All City in both sports at Chester High. At Haverford College, he continued to excel on the basketball court, averaging twenty points in an era where teams totaled… Read more »