"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."
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.
Perhaps the biggest shock for Tigers fans was the firing of president and general manager Dave Dombrowski after the trades of Price and Cespedes.
When Gaylord Perry made it to the major leagues with the San Francisco Giants in 1962, manager Alvin Dark told him that while he had the makings of being a good pitcher, he would be a terrible hitter. In fact, Dark told Perry that man would walk on the moon before Perry would ever hit a home run.
As we clean for Pesach, several players will be cleaning out their lockers after being released by teams paring down their rosters for Opening Day.
The year was 1957. Times were good here in America. The world seemed more peaceful.
My father would have taken us to the game but I declined because the Dodgers would soon leave Brooklyn and Ebbets Field would no longer house a major league team, so who cared?
It was a half-century ago but I still have vivid memories of 1960. Television was still considered kosher and my favorite shows were mostly westerns.
Musial told the taunted Jackie Robinson: "I want you to know that I'm not like many of the other guys on my team."
Those of us who grew up when television was considered kosher in its black and white days remember "The Stratton Story," a 1949 movie that aired often on TV in the '50s starring Jimmy Stewart as Chicago White Sox pitcher Monty Stratton, who lost a leg in an off-season hunting accident in 1938 near his Greenville, Texas home.
The rivalry between fans of the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees will heat up as the season progresses.
There were 15 Jews in the major leagues during the 2013 season, but only a few from a Jewish mother.
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.
Every time Delmon Young come to bat, gets on base or makes a play in the field, we are reminded of his anti-Semitic rant in New York back in April.
Brooklyn native Lipman Pike was one of baseball's earliest paid players.
I was one of 2,400 people at the recent Yeshiva Beth Yehudah dinner held in downtown Detroit.
In 1870 the Chicago White Stockings headed south to New Orleans for preseason workouts.
Like the fans, she adored him. By the time his career as a player, coach, and manager ended, Yogi had collected
Detroit is in mourning. The most popular sports figure around these parts will no longer be wearing a Detroit Tigers uniform.
Last month I predicted the Yankees, Indians and Angels would top their divisions in the American League, while the Mets, Cubs and Diamondbacks would do the same in the National League.
The New York Giants’ Jewish catcher thrilled Giants fans by hitting for the cycle.
"No kid is worth a million dollars to sign," Newhouser said, "but if one kid is, it's this kid."
Wow! What a finish to the 2011 baseball season. Even before the interesting seven-game World Series won by St. Louis, there was incredible drama in the final month.
Last year I told you about my "mancation" (men only) to a city to check out its Jewish community and major league team and ballpark. Last year it was Pittsburgh and Cincinnati; this year's first "mancation" destination was Cleveland.
Baseball is back. And for the first time, half the 30 major league clubs are holding spring training in the Phoenix area.