Hall of Fame

Isadore Zarakov

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Hall of Fame

Harvard Athletic Achievements

An outstanding performer whose great competitive spirit and natural ability made any sport look easy, he won eight letters – two in football, three in hockey, and three in his real athletic love, baseball. Although he starred in all three, he saved his greatest exploits for the diamond, finishing his career by captaining the 1927 team that had a 25-6-1 record in the longest season in more than half a century. His final contribution was his finest – a two-run home run with two outs in the ninth inning to beat Yale, 6-5, in the last game of the season, a mighty blow that stands as one of the greatest in Harvard baseball history.