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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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The Annual Jewish Baseball Challenge

Photo from the Ciesla Foundation As with all walks of life, choices define who we are and what we stand for. Yearly, Jewish baseball players are faced with the difficult choice of observing Yom Kippur or October baseball as the

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Greenberg’s Ghost Haunts Wrigley No More!

Photo Courtesy of the Chicago Tribune 76 years ago a single crack of the bat reminded the Chicago Cubs that the Detroit Tigers and Hank Greenberg would not go gentle into that good night. Greenberg rocketed a homer against Cub’s

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August 14 screening in Muskegon, MI

The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg will be screening at Harbor Cinema in Muskegon, MI on August 14th, 2016 at 6:00 PM. For more information, visit Harbor Cinema’s website or read this.

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David Halberstam writes of Basball and Yom Kippur

David Halberstam recently wrote a piece for the USAToday the detailed the ties between American baseball and Yom Kippur. He writes of the stark differences in the way Jewish people were treated in the U.S. in the two different years.

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