The Longest Game I Ever Saw

New York scored another run in the second; the Tigers added three in the third and another in the sixth, tying the score at 7-7. Neither team scored for another 15 innings.

Ball Fields And Battlefields

Cleveland was the center of the baseball universe in 1948, and Hank Greenberg was the spiffiest dresser in its front office.

Designated Hebrew

The year 1973 was an interesting one indeed. Forty years ago, the Conservative movement’s commission on law and standards adopted a new regulation admitting women into the traditional minyan.

Swim or Support the Challenge: The 9th Annual Swim4Sadna Kinneret Swimathon for Women –...

The Swimathon reflects the vision of Sadnat Shiluv: personal empowerment, inclusion for all and giving to society. Vivienne Glaser, the superheroine behind the swim likes to say: “Never decide for someone else what their limitation is. If you empower someone, they will go way beyond their expectations.”

1943

The war affected America’s national pastime in several ways. Rubber was in short supply, so games in the 1943 season used a baseball with less rubber. The new ball resulted in low-scoring games...

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.

All-Star Musings And Memories

Hope everyone enjoyed this year's All-Star Game, which was played on Tuesday this week, after this column was prepared.

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.

The Man With No First Name

While I don't remember him playing in a game I attended, I can recall opening up packs of baseball cards and getting more Porters than I wanted.

Jewish Boxing Champ Defends Her Title

Carolina Raqucel Duer, a 33 year-old Jewish woman from Buenos Aires, Argentina, defended her World Boxing Organization Super Flyweight title on November 12 by...

Meet the Israeli Olympians: Sailing – Vered Buskila (Video)

Video: Vered Buskila is competing as a sailor in her third Olympics and dreams of winning a medal this time. Buskila talks of her love for the sport, her desire to compete at the highest level and the balance she must find between sailing and her other career as a lawyer.

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.

Meet the Israeli Olympians: Windsurfing – Shachar Tzuberi (Video)

Video: Israeli Olympian Shahar Tzuberi not only demonstrates his windsurfing skills but also talks about his hometown Eilat and the most important influences on his approach to the sport.

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.

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.

Wonderful Rick Ferrell

It's over 15 years since Rick Ferrell died, a few months shy of his 90th birthday.

2010 Season Preview

As we clean for Pesach, several players will be cleaning out their lockers after being released by teams paring down their rosters for Opening Day.

Nearly A Century Of Memories

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

A Mighty Fine Feller

Bob Feller was stubborn and opinionated - and, I must admit, I didn't care for him too much at our first meeting over 30 years ago.

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.

Brooklyn Dodger Memories

A few months ago I wrote about the passing of my brother-in-law, Rabbi Shmuel Kunda, z”l, and how he never got around to a project I urged him to take on. I wanted him to title it "Boruch Goes to Ebbets Field" and tell the story of how Boruch bonds with Brooklyn's beloved Dodgers – with Pee Wee Reese, Duke Snider, Gil Hodges and the rest. (The Duke was my brother-in-law's favorite.)

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.

These Six Players Died In 2019

The biggest name who died in 2019 was a superstar as a player and a trailblazer as a manager.

Florida Musings

Those of us who winter in the Orthodox enclave of Century Village in West Palm Beach are lucky to be so close to Florida's finest baseball facility, which boasts many stars and superstars.

Babe Ruth, 70 Years Later

I was lucky enough to be on the baseball beat in the 1970s when many of Babe Ruth's former teammates were still alive.

Play Ball!

The 2012 baseball season should be a most interesting one. Every game is important. No longer can a team just play for the Wild Card spot and have an equal shot with the three division winners at participating in the World Series (as St. Louis did last year).

From IDF Soldier To YU Shortstop

Getting shot at is tough to describe. In the moment, you revert back to your training. You do what you were taught to do. You don’t really think about it. You just react.

The Jackie Robinson Trade That Shocked Brooklyn

Jackie Robinson finished his tenth major league season with a .275 average and 10 home runs. He was slowing down and saw action in only 117 of the Dodgers' 154 games.

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.

Saluting Murray Franklin

"I had to grow a tough little hide as everybody was fair game to be razzed and needled."

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