Jewish athletes have achieved several milestones in the past few decades and have played pivotal roles in the successes of their teams. Sandy Koufax and Hank Greenberg were two former Baseball players who represented the teams ‘Los Angeles Dodgers’ and ‘Detroit Tigers’ respectively. Koufax contributed as a pitcher to his team for a period of eleven years and played 12 seasons before hanging his boots. Mark Spitz is an American swimmer of Jewish descent who made the USA proud at the 1972 Olympic Games. He alone bagged around seven medals at the event, a feat which took many sports lovers and critics by surprise. Dara Torres, Sue Bird, Sasha Cohen and Lenny Krayzelburg are a few other famous Jewish athletes.
Bill GoldbergBill Goldberg
27 December 1966, American
Professional Wrestler
Howard SchultzHoward Schultz
19 July 1953, American
Chairman & CEO of Starbucks

Al DavisAl Davis
04 July 1929, American
American Football Coach & Executive

Dan GilbertDan Gilbert
17 January 1962, American
 

Harold AbrahamsHarold Abrahams
15 December 1899, British
Athletics competitor, Sprinter, Lawyer, Journalist

Dolph SchayesDolph Schayes
19 May 1928, American
Basketball player, Basketball coach
Israel DaggIsrael Dagg
06 June 1988, New Zealander
Rugby union player

Dara TorresDara Torres
15 April 1967, American
Swimmer, Model

Brad GilbertBrad Gilbert
09 August 1961, American
Tennis player, Tennis coach

Ben SaharBen Sahar
10 August 1989, Israeli, Polish
Association football player
Irina SlutskayaIrina Slutskaya
09 February 1979, Russian
Figure skater

Jason LezakJason Lezak
12 November 1975, American
Swimmer
Daniel MendozaDaniel Mendoza
05 July 1764, British
Boxer

Gai AssulinGai Assulin
09 April 1991, Spanish
Association football player

Amy AlcottAmy Alcott
 
Jack BernsteinJack Bernstein
05 November 1899, American
Boxer, Screenwriter

Byron KriegerByron Krieger
20 July 1920, American
Fencer
Dave RobertsDave Roberts
31 May 1972, Japanese
age 43