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

A Look Back At ’08

14 Heshvan 5769 – November 12, 2008
The year is passing quickly. The balls and bats, the lulavim and esrogim, the Phillies World Series memorabilia - all have been put away, and it's time to look back on the 2008 baseball season.

A True American Hero

9 Tishri 5769 – October 8, 2008
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.

Remembering Bob Fishel

10 Elul 5768 – September 10, 2008
It was Bob Fishel's 20th yahrzeit. Kaddish was said. Fishel never married but left hundreds of admirers.

Jerry Manuel – Brainy, But Is He Fiery Enough?

6 Tammuz 5768 – July 9, 2008
Mets general manager Omar Minaya hired Willie Randolph as manager prior to the 2005 season and fired him last month with the team's record stuck at a mediocre 34-35.

My Uncle, A Hall Of Fame Jew

9 Sivan 5768 – June 12, 2008
When an elderly, scholarly person passes away, a rare book is lost forever.

Ball Fields And Battlefields, 1948

2 Iyyar 5768 – May 7, 2008
The year was1948 and a great baseball season was unfolding.

Play Ball!

4 Nisan 5768 – April 9, 2008
The 2008 baseball season is finally here. These are my predictions:

The Joys Of Spring Training

5 Adar II 5768 – March 12, 2008
In 1870 the Chicago White Stockings headed south to New Orleans for preseason workouts.

Winter Thoughts On The Summer Game

30 Shevat 5768 – February 6, 2008
The Boston Red Sox will have three opening days in three different countries. The first will be in Japan on Tuesday, March 25, against Oakland.

The Grand Old Game’s Grand Old Man

2 Shevat 5768 – January 9, 2008
He's older than any radio station and spoke before movies did. My legendary friend Ernie Harwell will be 90 years old soon.

Off-Season Musings

3 Tevet 5768 – December 12, 2007
Shawn Green didn't provide the power the Mets were hoping for last season as he hit only 10 home runs in 446 at bats.

Fifty-Year Yahrzeit For Dem Bums

28 Tishri 5768 – October 10, 2007
The year was 1957. Times were good here in America. The world seemed more peaceful.

New York Visit: Memories Of Scooter And More

28 Elul 5767 – September 11, 2007
My recent stay in New York included two trips to Yankee Stadium, one to Shea Stadium and one to KeySpan Park, home of the Brooklyn Cyclones, the minor league club of the Mets in Coney Island.

Greenberg To Green To…Braun?

24 Av 5767 – August 8, 2007
The 1947 baseball season was Jackie Robinson's first and Hank Greenberg's last. It also marked the debut of another Jewish slugger, Al Rosen.

All-Star Musings And Memories

25 Tammuz 5767 – July 11, 2007
Hope everyone enjoyed this year's All-Star Game, which was played on Tuesday this week, after this column was prepared.

Just One Pitch

20 Sivan 5767 – June 6, 2007
Adam Greenberg holds a major league record. He was hit in the head by the very first and only pitch he ever saw - or almost saw - in his big league career.

Counting The Omer … And The Homers

21 Iyyar 5767 – May 9, 2007
While we're counting the Omer, we're also counting homers.

2007 Predictions

24 Nisan 5767 – April 12, 2007
NL East         Mets: The Mets have the best team in the National League, with enough punch to compensate for an aging and not-so-great starting...

Kaddish For Barney Dreyfuss

17 Adar 5767 – March 7, 2007
"Who are you saying Kaddish for today?" one of the kollel young men asked.

Baseball Is Dull Only To Those With Dull Minds

19 Shevat 5767 – February 7, 2007
We'll leave the serious stuff - the situation in Israel, the shidduch crisis, and other issues of concern to the Jewish community - to the other qualified Jewish Press columnists.

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