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To Ebbets FieldSport and the American-Jewish Experience$
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Peter Levine

Print publication date: 1994

Print ISBN-13: 9780195085556

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195085556.001.0001

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“Allagaroo, Garoo, Gara”: The College Game, CCNY, and the Scandals of 1950

“Allagaroo, Garoo, Gara”: The College Game, CCNY, and the Scandals of 1950

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(p.74) 4 “Allagaroo, Garoo, Gara”: The College Game, CCNY, and the Scandals of 1950
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To Ebbets Field
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Peter Levine

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195085556.003.0005

This chapter examines the participation of Jewish Americans in professional basketball during the period from 1900 to 1950 in the U.S. Most of these athletes first learned basketball in neighborhood school yards and Jewish community centers before becoming college athletes, and eventually professional players. This chapter discusses the role of the City College of New York (CCNY) as the breeding ground of Jewish American basketball players.

Keywords:   Jewish Americans, college athletes, basketball, U.S, City College of New York

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