Inductees

Marty Gilbert

Marty Gilbert, a longtime champion tennis coach in Philadelphia, was one of the major figures to introduce the sport to the State of Israel. He coached tennis at Philadelphia University for a combined 25 seasons (13 men, 12 women) and his women’s team won an impressive 70.7 percent of its matches. He started playing tennis… Read more »

Phil Glassman

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 »

Arie Gluck

It was 1952 when Arie Gluck walked into Helsinki’s Olympic Stadium representing the four year old country of Israel for which he had fought as a teenager. He already held Israeli track and field records in the 400 meters and 800 meters. Born in Kosice, Czechoslovakia in the 1930’s, at the age of three he… Read more »

Menchy Goldblatt

“Menchy” Goldblatt, a native of South Philadelphia, will always be remembered not only for his skills as a basketball player and coach, but as a father figure and mentor to generations of basketball players in the City of Philadelphia. He was an all-city basketball player at Southern High. As a member of the University of… Read more »

Joe Goldenberg

Joe Goldenberg is renowned in Philadelphia for his love of basketball, as a player and as a coach. He played for West Philadelphia High School from 1952-1955, where in 1955 he made the All-Public First Team and earned Honorable Mention All-American. He then played at Temple University from 1956-1959. Goldenberg played for the Jewish Basketball… Read more »

Allen G. Goldis

At age 12, when Allen G. Goldis won a home run hitting contest against Robin Roberts at Connie Mack Stadium in conjunction with the Junior Baseball Federation, he knew baseball would be in his future. He had a passion for sports and excelled at everything he tried. While at John Bartram High School, he not… Read more »

Ben Goldman

Ben Goldman is a highly successful area golfer who, at the age of twelve was introduced to the sport by his father, a member of Ashbourne Country Club. Goldman would go on to win the Club Championship three times. He was also a three time Club Champion at Philmont Country Club. In 1964, Goldman graduated… Read more »

Larry Goldsborough

Larry Goldsborough was a star basketball player, a first-team All-Public selection and a rare three-year starter at Overbrook High School in the late 1940’s. As Captain of the Panthers, he led Overbrook to the Public League Basketball Championship in 1948. Following the basketball season in his senior year, Goldsborough was honored with the prestigious William… Read more »

Helen & Estelle Goldstein

“Like mother, like daughter” is an adage that aptly describes Helen Josephs Goldstein and her daughter Estelle Goldstein, two outstanding athletes, sports pioneers and community leaders. Helen Goldstein had a passion for sports and would not be denied the joy of competition, but in the 1920s there were no leagues for her to compete in-or… Read more »

Samuel Goldstein

Born in Philadelphia, Samuel Hyman Goldstein became a paraplegic at the age of 14. His disability did nothing to prevent him from participating in athletics and, in fact, served as the motivation to become a top-class athlete in a multitude of sports on a variety of international stages. His pursuit of athletic achievement began in… Read more »