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Remembering Yogi

Like the fans, she adored him. By the time his career as a player, coach, and manager ended, Yogi had collected

Random Thoughts On The 2015 Season

Perhaps the biggest shock for Tigers fans was the firing of president and general manager Dave Dombrowski after the trades of Price and Cespedes.

Barney Dreyfuss, Jewish Father Of The World Series

"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."

Major League Baseball’s First Jewish 20-Game Winner

The Philadelphia Phillies were impressed with his pitching prowess and promoted him to the major leagues in 1912.

Si Rosenthal: American Hero

By 1943 both Rosenthals were serving in the armed forces. Both used chutzpah and bluffed about their age.

Baseball During The War Years

Gray played the outfield better than most players with two hands.

Advice From A Major League Great-Uncle

While David was impressed with his great-uncle's past, he was working on his own life and future path.

1940: Baseball Amid The Approaching Storm

The New York Giants’ Jewish catcher thrilled Giants fans by hitting for the cycle.

Crystal Ball 2015

The Mets at least have hope for the future with some good young pitchers.

Spring Training Musings

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.

Au Revoire, Sy Berger And Alvin Dark

A famous face from that first '52 Topps set was Alvin Dark, who died in his South Carolina home recently at 92.

Nearly A Century Of Memories

As the years flew by, one thing remained constant in Sid’s life – the New York Yankees.

1939: A Momentous Year

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.

A Wife’s Introduction To Fantasy Football

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.

Ruminations On The 2014 Season

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.

One Hundred Years Ago

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.

Happy Memories

Many former baseball players who left us with happy memories also passed away in the past year.

A Tale Of Two Princes

"No kid is worth a million dollars to sign," Newhouser said, "but if one kid is, it's this kid."

The Little Sweetheart

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.

Special Man, Special Fan

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.

Talking Philadelphia Baseball With Allen Rothenberg

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.

Well-Traveled Ballplayers

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.

2014 Preview

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.

Victor Zalta’s Unforgettable Encounter

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.

Lipsky Fights To Semifinals In Mixed Doubles At Australian Open

Favored to win his match, Lipsky fell in two tough sets to an Austrian-Romanian duo. After flying to the opposite side of the world, losing a first round match was not the best result.

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