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They Will Be Missed

17 Shevat 5769 – February 11, 2009
He was the oldest former major league ballplayer when he died last month at the age of 100. Bill Werber was a teammate of Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth with the Yankees in 1930 and again three years later. He also played for the Red Sox, Philadelphia Athletics, Cincinnati Reds and New York Giants before retiring in 1942 with a .271 career batting average. He outhit Hank Greenberg .370 to .357 in the 1940 World Series, leading the Reds over the Tigers in seven games.

Baseball, Finances, And A Senator Named Bunning

11 Tevet 5769 – January 7, 2009
Baseball fans know C. C. Sabathia signed a $161-million, seven-year contract with the Yankees. Not many fans know C. C. is short for Carsten Charles.

Remembering The ‘Yiddish Infielder’

13 Kislev 5769 – December 10, 2008
It was the 20th yahrzeit of Andy Cohen (no relation) recently, and he was remembered by some of the fans in my favorite shul.

Remembering The ‘Yiddish Infielder’

It was the 20th yahrzeit of Andy Cohen (no relation) recently, and he was remembered by some of the fans in my favorite shul.

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 Look Back At ’08

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.

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