2016

Lexie Gerson

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As a freshman in high school Lexie Gerson had a tough decision to make. Since she was eight years old, she had broken records as a swimmer but had also played basketball on several championship AAU and travel teams. By the eighth grade she was receiving recruiting letters from college basketball coaches. Both sports were… Read more »

Phil Glassman

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According to the late Joe Gramby, the legendary dean of Philadelphia fight managers, Phil Glassman was the greatest boxing manager he ever knew. Glassman, the son of Polish immigrants, made his bones in the first half of the 20th century, most notably handling two of the greatest fighters ever to come out of Philadelphia, lightweight… Read more »

Amy Gross

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Amy Gross entered the world of competitive sports at the age of 9 and won Junior Squash National and International Championships before the age of 12. Gross played number one for four years for the Harriton-Lower Merion Varsity Squash Team, the first public school varsity squash program in the country. Ranked #1 in the U.S…. Read more »

Art Jacoby

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Art Jacoby was introduced to the game of golf by his father, Armand, when he was ten years old. They spent the next forty years sharing a common passion for the game. In 1975 they finished second in the Philadelphia Father and Son Golf Championship. Their last round of golf together was in Ireland at… Read more »

Glen Macnow

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For three decades, Glen Macnow has been an influential voice in Philadelphia sports, through newspapers, talk radio, television and books. As a fixture on WIP, a hard-nosed reporter and author of regional best-sellers, Macnow has been an integral observer of this city’s unique sports scene. He also hosts the Philadelphia Eagles official radio pre-game show,… Read more »

Ira Meyers

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Every day when he awakens and heads to the gym Dr. Ira Meyers reminds himself that it is a privilege to run. The allure of running is that it can be done anytime, at any place and with or without others. 1974 marked the beginning of competitive running for him with the appeal of competing… Read more »

Michael J Tabas

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Seven year old Michael Tabas watched as his father learned to water ski, and within a few years he learned the sport as well. Every family vacation included renting a boat for water skiing. When he finally convinced his dad to buy a speedboat, they joined the Flat Rock Ski Club on the Schuylkill River…. Read more »

Morton “Moe” Tener

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Early on it was apparent that Moe Tener was a talented basketball player. A “tiger” on the court, and possessing an uncanny eye for the basket, he dribbled, “jump shot” and soared for John Bartram High School to become a first team Philadelphia All-Public Basketball player in 1949. Anyone who played against Tener would describe… Read more »