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Baseball Star Inducted into the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame

July 29, 1980
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Al Rosen, former star third baseman for the Cleveland Indians, was inducted into the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame last night in Beverly Hills by the general manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team, Al Campanis. The induction took place at the second annual dinner called an “Evening of Jewish Pride II” which was attended by 400 people.

“At no time have I been so deeply moved as I have been this evening to be recognized a Jew by Jews,” said Rosen who was president of the New York Yankees when they won their first World Championship of the seventies.

Ten other persons were also inducted last night They are: Mel Allen, Isaac Berger, Lillian Copeland, Bamey Dreyfuss, Marshall Goldberg, Eddie Gottlieb, Harry Litwack, Ron Nix, Lon Myers, and a special commemorative was presented to Gretel Bergmann, who was one of the greatest Jewish athletes in Nazi Germany and was denied a chance to participate in the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

The Jewish Sports Hall of Fame is a project of the United States Committee Sports for Israel, sponsors of the U.S. team in Israel’s Maccabiah tournament.

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