Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Sid Levine

Sidney "Shmulie" Levine

July 9, 1918
Pittsburgh, PA

June 10, 1999 
Pittsburgh, PA

Leheney's (Pittsburgh Municipal League)
YMWHA (Pittsburgh Municipal League)
Gurrents Packers (Pittsburgh Municipal League)
1941-42 Argonne (Pittsburgh Municipal League)
1944-45 Pittsburgh Raiders (NBL)
1948-49 Pittsburgh / McKeesport Merchants (AABL)
McKeesport Big Five (Pittsburgh Municipal League)

Born to Abraham and Hannah Levine, Sidney attended Fifth Avenue High School in Pittsburgh, but could not play basketball due to having to work during the Depression. He played six years in Pittsburgh's municipal league and also played for the Raiders for their only season. Levine was also a skilled softball player in the Pittsburgh area, too. He worked in the Jewish Community Center in Pittsburgh to tutor kids in basketball.

He married Ethel Laibovitz on July 30, 1944, and they had four children.

Special thanks to Beth Goldman at the West Pennsylvania Jewish Sports Hall of Fame for her assistance in identifying Shmulie.

1985 Western Pennsylvania Jewish Sports Hall of Fame program


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