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Goldman, Jonah

A fullback at Syracuse University, Goldman left school to play professional baseball with the Cleveland Indians. In 1929, he was named to the All-Zeta Beta Tau (ZBT) football team.

Birth and Death Dates:
b. August 29, 1906 - d. August 17, 1980

Career Highlights:
Prior to playing as a back at Syracuse University, Goldman was a star at Erasmus High School in Brooklyn and led his team to the Long Island scholastic championship as a senior in 1923. In the final, a 17-6 victory over Flushing, Goldman scored two touchdowns and was praised in the New York Times, which stated: "The fleet-footed, resourceful, alert halfback played up to his accustomed form...tower of strength." He went onto play baseball and football at Syracuse for two years before moving onto major league baseball.

New York

Career Dates:
Goldman played as a back at Syracuse, 1926-27.

Physical description:
5'7", 170 pounds

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Zeta Beta Tau Quarterly, March 1929
New York Times, December 2, 1923
New York Times, November 7, 1925