Sports

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 »

Eddie Gottlieb

Born and raised in South Philadelphia, Eddie Gottlieb was known as the “Mogul” of basketball. He was one of the pioneers of the sport, helping to develop it to national prominence. A founder of the National Basketball Association, he was the first promoter to use the doubleheader as part of the program in basketball. He… Read more »

Carol Schultz Greenberg

Carol grew up in suburban Philadelphia and played basketball, field hockey and lacrosse at Abington Friends School from 1977 to 1979. In her senior year, she was selected Captain of the team in each of these three sports. Carol initially attended college at the University of Bridgeport, where she was the high scorer on the… Read more »

Frank Greenberg

One of the world’s pre-eminent track and field authorities, Frank Greenberg has been providing leadership to the governing bodies of that sport locally, nationally and internationally for three decades. For four years, from 1988-1992, he was the President of USA Track and Field, the largest of the National Governing Bodies, becoming the first non-coach ever… Read more »

Mel Greenberg

Mel Greenberg is a January, 1965, graduate of Northeast High who grew up in that section of the city and still resides there. He has been on the staff of The Philadelphia Inquirer for 35 years and is best known for his national and local coverage of women’s basketball. Using knowledgeable coaches of the day,… Read more »

Norm Grekin

The late Norm Grekin was a member of one of the best basketball teams in LaSalle University history. He was one of the most productive rebounders and scorers ever to play for the school. After graduating from West Philadelphia High School, where he was All-Public in basketball, Grekin attended LaSalle University. It was during his… Read more »

Amy Gross

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 »

Randy Grossman

A star at tight end for Temple University’s football team in the early 1970s, Randy Grossman went unnoticed in the 1974 NFL draft. Signing as a free agent with the Pittsburgh Steelers, he went on to play eight seasons of professional football. As a member of the Steelers during their reign of NFL supremacy in… Read more »