Bryce Harper may be the best player in baseball, but Washington can't match the starting pitching depth of the Mets over a long season, so look for the Mets to win the N.L. Eastern Division.
My father informed me that Rosen was Jewish and I targeted him as one of the players I would follow closely.
Pafko was a much-sought-after autograph signer at card shows through the years and would frequently appear at Cubs games in Wrigley Field, leading the singing of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during the 7th inning stretch.
Like the fans, she adored him. By the time his career as a player, coach, and manager ended, Yogi had collected
Perhaps the biggest shock for Tigers fans was the firing of president and general manager Dave Dombrowski after the trades of Price and Cespedes.
"It is my belief that if our clubs played a series on a best-of-nine basis, we would create great interest in baseball in our leagues and in our players. I also believe it would be a financial success."
The Philadelphia Phillies were impressed with his pitching prowess and promoted him to the major leagues in 1912.
By 1943 both Rosenthals were serving in the armed forces. Both used chutzpah and bluffed about their age.
Gray played the outfield better than most players with two hands.
While David was impressed with his great-uncle's past, he was working on his own life and future path.
The New York Giants’ Jewish catcher thrilled Giants fans by hitting for the cycle.
The Mets at least have hope for the future with some good young pitchers.
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.
A famous face from that first '52 Topps set was Alvin Dark, who died in his South Carolina home recently at 92.
As the years flew by, one thing remained constant in Sid’s life – the New York Yankees.
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.
Rule #1: A wife should never accompany her husband to hang out with his buddies at a fantasy football draft. Unless beer and cigars are her thing, that is.
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.
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.
Many former baseball players who left us with happy memories also passed away in the past year.
"No kid is worth a million dollars to sign," Newhouser said, "but if one kid is, it's this kid."
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.
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.
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.
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.