In 1929, Wineapple was the only Jewish student attending Providence College, a Catholic institution, when he was named first team All-America (the first Jew to ever receive such a national honor). Wineapple then played professionally with Syracuse in the American Basketball League. He also played in one professional baseball game for the Washington Senators in 1929. On September 15, Ed pitched four innings, gave up four runs (two earned), seven hits, and three walks.
Birth and Death Dates:
b. Aug. 10, 1905 - d. July 23, 1996
According to the encyclopedia of Jews in sports, Wineapple was the first Jewish All-America player ever selected in a nationwide poll. In 1929, the left-handed Wineapple led Providence to a record of 17-3 and was named College Humor first team All-America after being the nation's second highest scorer.
Played at Providence College, 1928-29.
6'0", 200 pounds
Use links below to navigate through the basketball section of Jews In Sports.
encyclopedia of JEWS in sports, by Bernard Postal, Jesse Silver, and Roy Silver (New York: Bloch Publishing Co., 1965)
Ronald Encyclopedia of Basketball, edited by William G. Mokray (Ronald Press: 1962)