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Derek Jeter
 

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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Richie Scheinblum
 

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.

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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Lipman Pike
 

Posted on: November 6th, 2013

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Brooklyn native Lipman Pike was one of baseball's earliest paid players.

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Barney Dreyfuss
 

Posted on: October 9th, 2013

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The World Series was born 110 years ago. So were the New York Yankees, as New York inherited the remnants of the old Baltimore Orioles, a charter member of the new American League that was formed in 1901. A year later the team was headed to last place and bankruptcy. Manager John McGraw jumped to the National League New York Giants to assume the same position and brought some Orioles players with him.

Hank Greenberg was a hero to Jews and other minorities.
 

Posted on: September 11th, 2013

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Rewind eight decades to 1933. That year marked the rise of the greatest villain of our time and the biggest Jewish sports hero of all time.

Ron Blomberg poses for Irwin Cohen at Yankee Stadium in 1973.
 

Posted on: August 7th, 2013

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The year 1973 was an interesting one indeed. Forty years ago, the Conservative movement’s commission on law and standards adopted a new regulation admitting women into the traditional minyan.

Murray Asher Franklin
 

Posted on: July 10th, 2013

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"I had to grow a tough little hide as everybody was fair game to be razzed and needled."

Herb Gorman
 

Posted on: June 19th, 2013

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Rewind sixty years to 1953. Television was considered kosher by most and featured the likes of Desi Arnaz, Lucille Ball, Jack Benny, George Burns, Red Buttons, Perry Como, Arthur Godfrey, Clayton Moore as The Lone Ranger, Dinah Shore, Red Skelton, Danny Thomas, Jack Webb as Joe Friday on “Dragnet” and many others who provided great memories.

Baseball-Insider
 

Posted on: April 10th, 2013

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Let me tell you about my new book. Like you, I’m interested in Jewish baseball players and Jewish history. So, after years of research, first-hand observations and interviews, I combined the aforementioned information from the post-civil war era to the present and came up with a book titled Jewish History in the Time of Baseball's Jews: Life on Both Sides of the Ocean.

The left field scoreboard at Detroit’s Comerica Park should show a lot of runs for the Tigers in 2013.
 

Posted on: March 6th, 2013

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Many of the baseball beat writers feel the Detroit Tigers are the best team in the major leagues. While I haven't seen all of the pre-season articles, the ones I have read pick the Tigers to top the Central division in the American League.

Gil Hodges as a Brooklyn Dodger and as manager of the New York Mets.
 

Posted on: February 6th, 2013

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A few months ago I wrote about the passing of my brother-in-law, Rabbi Shmuel Kunda, z”l, and how he never got around to a project I urged him to take on. I wanted him to title it "Boruch Goes to Ebbets Field" and tell the story of how Boruch bonds with Brooklyn's beloved Dodgers – with Pee Wee Reese, Duke Snider, Gil Hodges and the rest. (The Duke was my brother-in-law's favorite.)

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Kevin Youkilis
 

Posted on: January 16th, 2013

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Last season the Philadelphia Phillies had a Rosenberg, the St. Louis Cardinals had a Rosenthal, and the Arizona Diamondbacks had a Goldschmidt.

Myron (Joe) Ginsberg
 

Posted on: December 12th, 2012

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As of early December, some 72 former major leaguers had died in 2012. The number is much higher than any of us would have guessed.

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