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Glickman, Marty

Martin Irving Glickman

In addition to his legendary career as a sports broadcaster, Glickman was a member of the 1936 U.S. Olympic 4x100-meter relay team, but was removed due to anti-Semitism and the desire among some U.S. officials to "appease" Hitler. Click here for Glickman's Olympic entry.

Birth and Death Dates:
August 14, 1917- January 3, 2001

Career Highlights:
In 1937, as a sophomore at Syracuse, Glickman scored two touchdowns to help upset Cornell. Following that performance, a haberdasher in upstate New York hired Marty to do a sports broadcast on radio for $15 to capitalize on his sudden fame.

Glickman then became a broadcaster at Syracuse University in 1938 and was the original radio voice of Madison Square Garden college basketball in 1945. The following year, he became the radio play-by-play announcer of the New York Knicks, a position he held for 21 years. Glickman was also the radio play-by-play voice of the New York Giants, a position he held from 1948-1971. When he left the Giants, Marty did play-by-play for the New York Jets. He retired in 1978.

Bronx, New York

Career Dates:
Glickman played at Syracuse University from 1936-1938.

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