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Max 'Irish' Cohen excelled at baseball and football in the 1920s, mostly playing in local semi-pro and amateur leagues in and around Denver, becoming the first Jewish baseball captain west of the Mississippi while at the University of Denver.
Aaron Lutz excelled at both baseball and football in numerous competitions, starring at catcher for University of Colorado, East High School, and the Denver Bears, earning a brief stint in the Chicago White Sox organization in the early 1930s.
Ed Pepper, from Denver, played baseball in American Legion leagues, East High School, Colorado State College and the Denver Bears, among others, from 1954 to 1960, and received All-City honors while at East High.
Born and raised in the West Colfax neighborhood, Leonard Alterman excelled at basketball in both AAU and at North High School. Alterman parleyed this success into a scholarship at the University of Denver, and after service in WW2, a short career with the old Denver Nuggets in the NBA's predecessor league, the National Basketball League.
Morey Sharp, a Denver native, excelled at basketball at West High School and also played baseball. Sharp later worked as a broadcaster in Cheyenne, Wyoming, mostly working local high school events.
Mandel Berenbaum, from Denver, played basketball at several levels, including AAU with the Hebrew Educational Alliance, North High School, and the University of Denver, during the 1930s.
Herb Galchinsky was born in 1937. He was coached by Shelly Silverman, when he was playing at the Young America League at the JCC. He also played on his high school team at north high school. After high school he attended University of Denver, Law School on an academic scholarship which was converted to a full ride athletics scholarship. He was the captain of his team, his senior year. after he went on to being a judge. he also coached the little League baseball.