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Posted on: May 6th, 2015Sections → Sports → Baseball Insider
The New York Giants’ Jewish catcher thrilled Giants fans by hitting for the cycle.
Posted on: April 8th, 2015Sections → Sports → Baseball Insider
The Mets at least have hope for the future with some good young pitchers.
Posted on: March 11th, 2015Sections → Sports → Baseball Insider
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.
Posted on: February 12th, 2015Sections → Sports → Baseball Insider
A famous face from that first '52 Topps set was Alvin Dark, who died in his South Carolina home recently at 92.
Posted on: January 7th, 2015Sections → Sports → Baseball Insider
As the years flew by, one thing remained constant in Sid’s life – the New York Yankees.
Posted on: December 10th, 2014Sections → Sports → Baseball Insider
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.
Posted on: November 13th, 2014Sections → Sports → Baseball Insider
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.
Posted on: October 7th, 2014Sections → Sports → Baseball Insider
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.
Posted on: September 11th, 2014Sections → Sports → Baseball Insider
Many former baseball players who left us with happy memories also passed away in the past year.
Posted on: August 6th, 2014Sections → Sports → Baseball Insider
"No kid is worth a million dollars to sign," Newhouser said, "but if one kid is, it's this kid."
Posted on: July 9th, 2014Sections → Sports → Baseball Insider
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.
Posted on: June 12th, 2014Sections → Sports → Baseball Insider
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.
Posted on: May 7th, 2014Sections → Sports → Baseball Insider
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.
Posted on: April 9th, 2014Sections → Sports → Baseball Insider
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.
Posted on: March 13th, 2014Sections → Sports → Baseball Insider
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.
Posted on: February 13th, 2014Sections → Sports → Baseball Insider
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.
Posted on: January 15th, 2014Sections → Sports → Baseball Insider
There were 15 Jews in the major leagues during the 2013 season, but only a few from a Jewish mother.
Posted on: December 12th, 2013Sections → Sports → Baseball Insider
Musial told the taunted Jackie Robinson: "I want you to know that I'm not like many of the other guys on my team."
Posted on: November 6th, 2013Sections → Sports → Baseball Insider
Brooklyn native Lipman Pike was one of baseball's earliest paid players.
Posted on: October 9th, 2013Sections → Sports → Baseball Insider
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.
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