Inducted into the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, 1987

Born in Massachusetts, Goldberg moved to Hartford with his family and started his athletic career at the old Northeast School, playing baseball and competing in the long jump in track.

A three-letterman at Weaver, he played baseball, basketball and football. He was the baseball team’s leading hitter and starred for three years playing left field on one of the strongest teams Weaver ever had. He was named to the all-city baseball team his senior year at Weaver. He also played on a Weaver basketball team that won the city championship. On the football team, he played a line position and was outstanding on both offense and defense. He received a scholarship to the University of Connecticut and played football there as a freshman but was forced to withdraw due to illness.

He developed an interest in ice skating when he was young and often skated with champion speed skater Lou Rogow. He continued skating for most of his life.