Murray Chass among Int’l Sports Hall of Fame inductees for 2012

November 30, 2011

Former New York Times baseball writer Murray Chass is among a group of five Americans who will be inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, located in Netanya, Israel.

Chass, a resident of Fair Lawn, is a recipient of the Spink Award, given for contributions to baseball writing, and was installed in the Writer’s Wing of the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2004. He had been inducted into the Western Pennsylvania Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in Pittsburgh — his home town — the previous year.

Other American sports figures elected to the Class of 2012 include USA World fencing champion Sada Jacobson; the late Bill Davidson, owner of the NBA’s Detroit Pistons; Louis Bender, Columbia University All-America basketball star in the 1930s; and 1933 world middleweight boxing champion Ben Jeby.

The Honorees will be formally inducted in July 2013 at the IJSHOF Museum, on the campus of Wingate Institute, Israel’s National Sport Center, in Netanya.

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