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1976 – Joseph Worzel

1976 Eastern Athletic Association of the Deaf, Inc. (EAAD) – Hall of Fame
1959 American Athletic Association of the Deaf, Inc. (AAAD) – Hall of Fame

1976 – Joseph Worzel

The late Joe was elected as a prominent leader who was one of the founders of the EAAD in 1946 and served vice president for a year and president for two terms in 1948 and 1949.   While presiding the EAAD, he was the president of the famous NYC Union League for three years.   He was one of a few sport reporters in gathering for the first two issues of The Silent Worker.   Joe was better known for being one of the best all-around basketball players in his early years.   Nicknamed "Little Joe," he was a captain of the Silent Separates of New York City, one of outstanding professional basketball teams of yesterday that was a constant headache to the famed pro teams such as the Original Celtics, Rens and Vistitalians   During that time he weighted only 115 pounds, but his remarkable accuracy in locating the basket from all angles of the court made him a dangerous man, his speed in dribbling was a revelation, and above all, his quick thinking at opportune moments more than once turned a seeming defeat into a glorious victory.   He was very athletic at his Lexington School in New York City where he played basketball and track.

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