The founder of Longacres Race Track
The dealmaker who brought the Sonics to Seattle
The home builder who brought the Seahawks to Seattle
The first general manager of the Mariners
The general manager during the Sonics championship season
The wide receiver for the Seahawks from 1976-81
All are Washington Jews in Sports.
For the past year, the Washington State Jewish Historical Society has been researching and collecting hundreds of fascinating stories on Washington Jews and their sports achievements. For the first time ever, these little known stories will come to life this fall in our forthcoming book.
This carefully edited volume will be filled with rare photographs and colorful profiles of noteworthy Washington Jews from the high school to the professional level. To date, more than 65 profiles have been written by local writer and sports enthusiast Dan Aznoff with more on the way. The book will also include the many interesting stories recounting the competitions, rivalries, defeats and victories that have been submitted by you throughout the year.
Who beat the world featherweight champion in 1933? Why was Glendale Country Club built? Who played in the 1941 NCAA Championship game for Washington State College? Who knew his way around the boxing ring and a wedding ring? Who traded Walt Hazzard for Lenny Wilkens? Who owned the 1972 Longacres Mile winner that broke the track record? Who hired Dave Niehaus? Why did Northwest Yeshiva’s basketball team have to forfeit a playoff game?
The answers will be coming soon in this rich, colorful collection of stories.