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Joey Cornblit is a ‘Florida Icon'

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Joey Cornblit: "It was pretty cool being the best at something, but it's not easy staying there."

Joey Cornblit is a ‘Florida Icon'

First American-born jai alai star, Plantation; age 61

Art Levy | 5/24/2017

Cornblit, the first American-born jai alai star, shares insights and stories from the jai alai fronton. “When I first started, everybody said I was too skinny, that I wasn’t strong enough and that I would never make it because I was an American. As a kid hearing those things that gave me an awful lot of motivation.” Cornblit also answers the question: What happened to jai alai?

 

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