Sports

Bonnie Rose George

Bonnie Rose George is one of the premier amateur women golfers in the Philadelphia region. Her winning consistency on the links has gained her scores of trophies and gold medals. She comes from a golfing family and played in her first tournament at age 12. Both of her brothers were outstanding amateur golfers. In addition… Read more »

Lexie Gerson

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 »

Samuel N. Gerson

Born in a small town in the Ukraine on November 30, 1895, Sam emigrated to America in 1906, by himself, to live with sponsoring cousins. He worked to support himself before and after school. Joining the wrestling team at South Philadelphia High enabled him to receive a partial sports scholarship to the University of Pennsylvania… Read more »

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 »