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Posted on: May 6th, 2015

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The New York Giants’ Jewish catcher thrilled Giants fans by hitting for the cycle.

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Posted on: April 8th, 2015

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The Mets at least have hope for the future with some good young pitchers.

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Posted on: March 11th, 2015

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The big news this spring is that the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals will be leaving their old spring homes north of Port St. Lucie and moving south to a beautiful new complex scheduled to open in two years in West Palm Beach.

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Posted on: February 12th, 2015

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A famous face from that first '52 Topps set was Alvin Dark, who died in his South Carolina home recently at 92.

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Posted on: January 7th, 2015

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As the years flew by, one thing remained constant in Sid’s life – the New York Yankees.

With the retirement of Lou Gehrig in 1939, Hank Greenberg (right) became the American League’s All-Star first baseman.
 

Posted on: December 10th, 2014

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During 1939, anti-Semitic groups such as Fritz Kuhn’s German American Bund held rallies in New York and other major cities across the country.

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Posted on: November 16th, 2014

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Rule #1: A wife should never accompany her husband to hang out with his buddies at a fantasy football draft. Unless beer and cigars are her thing, that is.

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Posted on: November 13th, 2014

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The two World Series combatants, the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants, were Wild Card teams (meaning they didn't win their respective divisions) that got hot at the right time.

Erskine Mayer on a Cracker Jack baseball card.
 

Posted on: October 7th, 2014

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In 1914 Mayer became the first Jewish pitcher to win 20 games in a big league season, posting a 21-9 record with a superb earned run average of 2.58.

War hero Lou Brissi’s card was a much-sought-after one in Topps’s inaugural 1952 collection.
 

Posted on: September 11th, 2014

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Many former baseball players who left us with happy memories also passed away in the past year.

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Posted on: August 6th, 2014

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"No kid is worth a million dollars to sign," Newhouser said, "but if one kid is, it's this kid."

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Posted on: July 9th, 2014

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Zimmer was popular with veteran teammates like Roy Campanella, Gil Hodges, Pee Wee Reese and Duke Snider – and with a rookie lefthander named Sandy Koufax.

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Posted on: June 12th, 2014

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I'm sure readers noticed those full-page advertisements that ran prior to last month's meeting about the situation at the Brooklyn home of Rabbi Moshe Tuvia Lieff, rav of Agudas Yisroel Bais Binyomin. Avrohom chaired the even along with his brother Menachem, a prominent askan and the president of Lubicom.

Philadelphia’s Shibe Park in its heyday.
 

Posted on: May 7th, 2014

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I spoke twice during Pesach. The first topic was the Holocaust and Jewish ballplayers and the second was how I, a frum-from-birth Jew, ended up in major league baseball.

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Posted on: April 9th, 2014

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Even if a player reaches the big league level, there's still no guarantee he'll remain with one team for long. Former Jewish outfielder Richie Scheinblum comes to mind.

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Posted on: March 13th, 2014

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The snow has melted in most parts of the country and here in Florida, where I have my winter dugout in the Orthodox enclave of Century Village in West Palm Beach, I had the opportunity to take in several spring training games.

Victor Zalta poses with Hank Greenberg in 1946 in St. Petersburg, Florida.
 

Posted on: February 13th, 2014

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If you're visiting spring training sites, Arizona has two advantages – fewer games are rained out and the facilities are much closer to each other than is the case in Florida.

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Posted on: January 29th, 2014

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Favored to win his match, Lipsky fell in two tough sets to an Austrian-Romanian duo. After flying to the opposite side of the world, losing a first round match was not the best result.

Ike Davis is one of only a handful of MLB players with a Jewish mother.
 

Posted on: January 15th, 2014

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There were 15 Jews in the major leagues during the 2013 season, but only a few from a Jewish mother.

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Fifty years ago Stan Musial (left) was in the final season of an illustrious career with the St. Lois Cardinals while former Brooklyn Dodger Duke Snider was playing his only season in a New York Mets uniform.
 

Posted on: December 12th, 2013

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Musial told the taunted Jackie Robinson: "I want you to know that I'm not like many of the other guys on my team."

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