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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.
Posted on: September 11th, 2013Sections → Sports → Baseball Insider
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.
Posted on: August 7th, 2013Sections → Sports → Baseball Insider
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.
Posted on: July 10th, 2013Sections → Sports → Baseball Insider
"I had to grow a tough little hide as everybody was fair game to be razzed and needled."
Posted on: June 19th, 2013Sections → Sports → Baseball Insider
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.
Posted on: April 10th, 2013Sections → Sports → Baseball Insider
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.
Posted on: March 6th, 2013Sections → Sports → Baseball Insider
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.
Posted on: February 6th, 2013Sections → Sports → Baseball Insider
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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