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18 Nisan 5777 – April 13, 2017
15 Shevat 5777 – February 10, 2017

Another Season In The Books

15 Heshvan 5772 – November 12, 2011
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.

‘Mancation’ In Cincinnati

14 Tishri 5772 – October 12, 2011
Two months ago I told you about my "Mancation" (men only, we visit different cities, check out a ballgame and the shuls, etc.).

Hank Greenberg’s 25th Yahrzeit

8 Elul 5771 – September 7, 2011
It was Hank Greenberg's 25th yahrzeit recently and I said Kaddish for baseball's biggest Jewish superstar.

The Glories Of Pittsburgh

10 Av 5771 – August 10, 2011
On one of those cable financial stations the other day, one of the talking heads was explaining the concept of "Mancations."

The Marlins’ Coming New Stadium And More

5 Tammuz 5771 – July 7, 2011
While there are great rates on fares to the Miami area this time of year, it's not a place most people want to visit in the summer, unless, of course, they have relatives or good friends to visit or a simcha to attend.

On Jewish Pitchers – And Some Departed Heroes

5 Sivan 5771 – June 7, 2011
Jason Marquis became the first Jewish pitcher in 31 years to collect 100 career victories. Pitching for the Washington Nationals this year, Marquis (pronounced Mar-kee) earned his first big-league win ten years ago by beating the Mets at Shea Stadium while pitching for the Atlanta Braves. Jason, who'll turn 33 on August 2, has also pitched for the St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies.

Random Thoughts A Month Into The Season

7 Iyyar 5771 – May 11, 2011
A local Orthodox attendance record was set at Detroit's Comerica Park on Sunday Chol Hamoed Pesach as an estimated 500 frum fans were in the stands. They saw a good game as the Tigers downed the White Sox 3-0 on a beautiful sunny day. Seven families from my shul returned with suntans and they reported many shuls were represented in all sections of the downtown ballpark, about a 20-minute ride from my dugout.

Baseball’s Back! Predictions For The 2011 Season

2 Nisan 5771 – April 6, 2011
Every team has a bad week. Good teams, however, go through it less often. It all play out over the course of the season, so don't pay too much attention to where good teams are listed in the standings early on.

Baseball Shakes Off Its Winter Slumber

3 Adar II 5771 – March 9, 2011
Baseball is back. And for the first time, half the 30 major league clubs are holding spring training in the Phoenix area.

The Man And His Book

5 Adar I 5771 – February 9, 2011
In the four years-plus I've been writing this column, I've received many questions from readers. This month would be a good time to showcase some of the more popular questions and tell you of a book about an Orthodox Jew in the baseball field.

A Mighty Fine Feller

7 Shevat 5771 – January 12, 2011
Bob Feller was stubborn and opinionated - and, I must admit, I didn't care for him too much at our first meeting over 30 years ago.

Hammerin’ Hank’s 100th

1 Tevet 5771 – December 8, 2010
January 1 will be the 100th anniversary of the birth of Hank Greenberg. And Greenberg's 25th yahrzeit will be marked next August.

Hammerin’ Hank’s 100th

January 1 will be the 100th anniversary of the birth of Hank Greenberg. And Greenberg's 25th yahrzeit will be marked next August.

Wonderful Rick Ferrell

3 Kislev 5771 – November 10, 2010
It's over 15 years since Rick Ferrell died, a few months shy of his 90th birthday.

The Greatest World Series Finish Ever

28 Tishri 5771 – October 6, 2010
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.

Remembering Bobby Thomson

28 Elul 5770 – September 7, 2010
Those of us who were around then will never forget that afternoon 59 years ago.

Farewell To Four Baseball Legends

1 Elul 5770 – August 11, 2010
Ernie Harwell, Bob Sheppard, George Steinbrenner, Ralph Houk - four legendary men long associated with baseball, all of whom died during this baseball season.

A Chat With PR Maven Marty Appel

25 Tammuz 5770 – July 7, 2010
Joe DiMaggio, Phil Rizzuto, Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford, Thurman Munson, George Steinbrenner - these are just some of the magic names Marty Appel has dealt with and written about.

Non-Perfect Perfect Game

27 Sivan 5770 – June 9, 2010
It's been all over the news. You had to be in solitary confinement not to hear about umpire Jim Joyce's blown call at first base that should have ended the perfect game by Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga against the Cleveland Indians in Detroit.

By The Numbers

28 Iyyar 5770 – May 12, 2010
While we're counting the Omer we'll also be counting Alex Rodriguez's homers. When the Yankees third baseman hits his 17th home run this season, it will be the 600th of his career. A-Rod, who'll be 35 in July, is a good bet to hit 800 career home runs - a number never yet reached by anyone - before he retires.

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