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15 Shevat 5777 – February 10, 2017
9 Kislev 5777 – December 8, 2016

Spring Training Musings

21 Adar 5775 – March 11, 2015
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.

Au Revoire, Sy Berger And Alvin Dark

24 Shevat 5775 – February 12, 2015
A famous face from that first '52 Topps set was Alvin Dark, who died in his South Carolina home recently at 92.

Nearly A Century Of Memories

17 Tevet 5775 – January 7, 2015
As the years flew by, one thing remained constant in Sid’s life – the New York Yankees.

1939: A Momentous Year

19 Kislev 5775 – December 10, 2014
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.

Ruminations On The 2014 Season

21 Heshvan 5775 – November 13, 2014
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.

One Hundred Years Ago

14 Tishri 5775 – October 7, 2014
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.

Happy Memories

17 Elul 5774 – September 11, 2014
Many former baseball players who left us with happy memories also passed away in the past year.

A Tale Of Two Princes

11 Av 5774 – August 6, 2014
"No kid is worth a million dollars to sign," Newhouser said, "but if one kid is, it's this kid."

The Little Sweetheart

12 Tammuz 5774 – July 9, 2014
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.

Special Man, Special Fan

14 Sivan 5774 – June 12, 2014
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.

Talking Philadelphia Baseball With Allen Rothenberg

8 Iyyar 5774 – May 7, 2014
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.

Well-Traveled Ballplayers

10 Nisan 5774 – April 9, 2014
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.

2014 Preview

11 Adar II 5774 – March 13, 2014
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’s Unforgettable Encounter

13 Adar I 5774 – February 13, 2014
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.

Random Thoughts between Seasons

14 Shevat 5774 – January 15, 2014
There were 15 Jews in the major leagues during the 2013 season, but only a few from a Jewish mother.

Stan Musial Gentleman Hero

10 Tevet 5774 – December 12, 2013
Musial told the taunted Jackie Robinson: "I want you to know that I'm not like many of the other guys on my team."

Lipman Pike: First Jewish Baseball Hero

4 Kislev 5774 – November 6, 2013
Brooklyn native Lipman Pike was one of baseball's earliest paid players.

The Jewish Father Of The World Series

6 Heshvan 5774 – October 9, 2013
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.

Eighty Years Ago On Two Sides Of The Atlantic

8 Tishri 5774 – September 11, 2013
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.

Designated Hebrew

2 Elul 5773 – August 7, 2013
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.

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