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Posted on: August 10th, 2016

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The tall, handsome, charismatic ballplayer topped several polls during his playing days as the most heroic figure among Jews in America.

Mr. and Mrs. Lou Gehrig
 

Posted on: July 7th, 2016

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Jewish baseball history was made by the New York Giants at the Polo Grounds on Sunday, September 21, 1941, as the team had four Jews in its starting lineup – the first and thus far only time that’s happened in the major leagues.

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Posted on: June 8th, 2016

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Most baseball fans have heard of Merkle's Boner, but how many actually know when or how it happened?

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Posted on: May 11th, 2016

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The Jewish population of America was estimated at almost three million in 1916. Most did not have the means to afford even a basic Ford automobile ($440), let alone the most expensive model ($975).

Irwin’s favorite, Jose Altuve of the Astros.
 

Posted on: April 7th, 2016

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The Cubs have the most players I'll be watching.

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Posted on: March 10th, 2016

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Bryce Harper may be the best player in baseball, but Washington can't match the starting pitching depth of the Mets over a long season, so look for the Mets to win the N.L. Eastern Division.

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Posted on: February 10th, 2016

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My father informed me that Rosen was Jewish and I targeted him as one of the players I would follow closely.

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Posted on: January 7th, 2016

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Pafko was a much-sought-after autograph signer at card shows through the years and would frequently appear at Cubs games in Wrigley Field, leading the singing of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during the 7th inning stretch.

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Posted on: December 9th, 2015

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Like the fans, she adored him. By the time his career as a player, coach, and manager ended, Yogi had collected

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Posted on: November 11th, 2015

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Perhaps the biggest shock for Tigers fans was the firing of president and general manager Dave Dombrowski after the trades of Price and Cespedes.

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Posted on: October 8th, 2015

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"It is my belief that if our clubs played a series on a best-of-nine basis, we would create great interest in baseball in our leagues and in our players. I also believe it would be a financial success."

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Posted on: September 9th, 2015

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The Philadelphia Phillies were impressed with his pitching prowess and promoted him to the major leagues in 1912.

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Posted on: August 12th, 2015

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By 1943 both Rosenthals were serving in the armed forces. Both used chutzpah and bluffed about their age.

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Posted on: July 9th, 2015

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Gray played the outfield better than most players with two hands.

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Posted on: June 12th, 2015

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While David was impressed with his great-uncle's past, he was working on his own life and future path.

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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.

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