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5 Jewish baseball players hit home runs on the same day

(JTA) — June 8 was the most productive day for Jewish batters in Major League Baseball history. Five members of the tribe combined for six home runs on Friday to help their respective teams to victory. Here’s the scorecard: Ryan

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Josh Rosen and the N.F.L. Draft’s Jewish-Quarterback Question

By Zach Helfand – The New Yorker Last fall, after the New York Jets won their second game of the 2017 N.F.L. season, the comedian Larry David called a sports talk-radio show. One of the guests congratulated him, “Your Jets

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How Hank Greenberg Desegregated Baseball

BY JARED SICHEL – Jewniverse In 1954, one year before the debut of Sandy Koufax, Hank Greenberg was the General Manager of the Cleveland Indians. Under Bronx-born Greenberg, the Indians had more black ballplayers than any other team. Greenberg didn’t

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Dodgers’ Joc Pederson breaks record for most homers by a Jewish player in one World Series

Joc Pederson of the Los Angeles Dodgers has set a new home run record for Jewish players in one World Series. Pederson, a lefty-swinging outfielder, blasted a homer in the seventh inning of his club’s 3-1 win over the visiting

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Fielding Dreams: Washington’s Jewish Ballplayers – Thursday, July 20, 7:30 – 9:30 PM at Eldavitch DCJCC

Award-winning filmmaker Aviva Kempner will be taking part in a revealing discussion about Washington’s history of Jewish ballplayers. She will be sitting down with sports attorney and former Washington Senator’s broadcaster Philip Hochberg and author Frederic J. Frommer (You Gotta

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A Conversation with Detroit Star Ian Kinsler by Dan Epstein & Jewishbaseballmuseum. com

Detroit Tiger’s second baseman Ian Kinsler talks to writer Dan Epstein about growing up in Tucson, AZ and the legacy of Hank Greenberg. “You’re the best Jewish player that the Tigers have had since Hank Greenberg — and at this

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Highlights of the 1945 Baseball Season

  Here is a delightful Washingtonian article about how the Senators were upstaged by Hank Greenberg’s hitting in 1945. “Legendary slugger Hank Greenberg, just out of the Army Air Corps, had rejoined the Detroit Tigers. And on this last day

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As Baseball Season Starts, Still Cheering for Team Israel

By Aviva KempnerWhen the Major League Baseball season started this week, some of us Jewish baseball fans are still reminiscing how well Team Israel did last month in the World Baseball Classic, actually winning four games.Team Israel was the closest

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All the Jewish Major Leaguers to Watch- Baseball 2017

(JTA) — In baseball, they say time begins on Opening Day. Everyone has a chance for a fresh start. Most of the old familiar names are back, although some have new addresses. If you count Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus,

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Golden Age of Baseball Blog Archive

The Golden Age of Baseball   Check out the Ciesla Foundation’s archived blog about Hank Greenberg and the golden age of baseball! Click the image below to visit thegoldenageofbaseball.com © Copyright The Ciesla Foundation

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