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Remembering The Moonwalk, Anticipating Kosher Fantasy Camp

22 Av 5769 – August 12, 2009
When Gaylord Perry made it to the major leagues with the San Francisco Giants in 1962, manager Alvin Dark told him that while he had the makings of being a good pitcher, he would be a terrible hitter. In fact, Dark told Perry that man would walk on the moon before Perry would ever hit a home run.

Lou Gehrig, The Brothers Pipp And Henry Ford

16 Tammuz 5769 – July 8, 2009
He died 44 years ago and even though he wasn't a Hall of Famer his name will always be linked to one of the greatest players of all time.

A Tale Of Two Ballparks

18 Sivan 5769 – June 10, 2009
Ebbets Field, the Polo Grounds, the original Yankee Stadium, the renovated Yankee Stadium, and Shea Stadium - as I said last month, I'd been to them all.

Remembering New York’s Old Stadiums

12 Iyyar 5769 – May 6, 2009
Last month I predicted the Yankees, Indians and Angels would top their divisions in the American League, while the Mets, Cubs and Diamondbacks would do the same in the National League.

Remembering New York’s Old Stadiums

Last month I predicted the Yankees, Indians and Angels would top their divisions in the American League, while the Mets, Cubs and Diamondbacks would do the same in the National League.

Wiping Off The Old Crystal Ball For 2009

13 Nisan 5769 – April 7, 2009
The baseball spotlight, as always, is on New York.

A Taste Of Summer

15 Adar 5769 – March 11, 2009
Spring training is underway in Arizona and Florida and we're all looking forward to our favorite teams coming home to start the regular season in April.

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.

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