|Jewish Sports Quotes|
|When I was playing, I used to resent being singled out as a
Jewish ballplayer,” he said. “I wanted to be known as a great
ballplayer, period....Lately, though, I find myself wanting to be
remembered not only as a great ballplayer, but even more as a great
Jewish ballplayer. I realize now, more than I used to, how important a
part I played in the lives of a generation of Jewish kids who grew up
in the 30̓s.|
-- Hank Greenberg, Detroit Tigers Slugger and Hall of Famer
Source: Jewish Press
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|Tips: Milton Green, a world-record hurdler boycotted the 1936 Olympics, has died|
|Posted on Thursday, March 31 @ 10:18:43 EST |
Milton Green was considered a lock for the U.S. Olympic team in 1936 and possibly a gold medal, but boycotted the Berlin games because of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi regime.
"It was a very difficult decision at the time," Green told The Palm Beach Post in a 1997 interview. "...I never regretted it."
Read more about Milton Green on Sports Illustrated.
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