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    Cletus Seldin

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    September 11, 1986 —

    This is Cletus Seldin. He is a professional boxer, and quite possibly the only Jew ever named Cletus. As of this writing, Seldin's record is a very respectable 27-1-1, and he holds one of the super flyweight "lesser" world titles.

    Seldin's nickname? The Hebrew Hammer.


    That moniker just can't escape sporting Jews, can it? We already discussed its prevalence in baseball (Hank Greenberg, Al Rosen, Ryan Braun, and others), but it also has popped up in sports as diverse as tennis (Dudi Sela), soccer (Andy Gruenebaum), and skeleton (AJ Edelman).

    Enough is enough! His name is Cletus, for crying out loud! That should be enough fodder...

    There is only one athlete who should be allowed that nickname. This is Ken Flax. He is Jewish, and he finished 18th in the 1988 Olympics in...

    The hammer throw.

    Verdict: Jew.

    April 27, 2020

    See Also

    Ryan Braun

    A. J. Edelman

    Adam Goldberg

    Hank Greenberg

    Al Rosen
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