The Most Badass Jewish Sports Figures of All Time

Ken Holtzman

Team(s): Chicago Cubs, Oakland Athletics, Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees
Sport: Baseball
Years Played: 1965-1979

Accolades: 2x All-Star (1972-1973), 3x World Series Champion (1972-1974)

Badass Justification: Ken Holtzman was one of those rare things Cubs fans could actually be happy about. He was the first pitcher since the 1880s to throw two no-hitters for Chicago, and he helped the Cubbies achieve winning seasons from 1967 through 1971. Fam also won three straight rings with the A's in the 70s—that's Kobe and MJ status, son. Holtzman holds the record for all-time career victories in the major leagues by a Jewish pitcher. That's right, not even Koufax can claim that honor. Later in life, Holtzman ran the gymnasium for the St. Louis Jewish Community Center and coached the St. Louis baseball team for the Maccabi Games.

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