Remembering Bobby Thomson

Those of us who were around then will never forget that afternoon 59 years ago.

Aaron Judge: A Great Baseball Player

The fan who caught the ball that Judge hit for his 62nd home run of the 2022 season on October 4, while watching the game between the Yankees and Texas Rangers in suburban Dallas, sold it through an auction house for $1.5 million.

1940: Baseball Amid The Approaching Storm

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

A Pair Of Pitchers… And Some Welcome Changes

Craig Breslow and Jason Marquis will be wearing different uniforms this season. The two pitchers also share a unique trait among those labeled “Jewish players” by the media: Breslow and Marquis both have two Jewish parents.

Don Larsen’s Perfect Game, 66 Years Later

The night before the perfect game, Larsen dined with the Richmans and told the future writer that he was going to pitch a no-hitter the next afternoon. He pulled out a dollar from his wallet and instructed Milt to give it to his mother for a donation to her synagogue.

Fifty Years Writing About Baseball

A chance phone call to a sports call-in radio program would change the course of my life. But it wasn't by chance. It was orchestrated by Hashem.

Jewish Players

In 1924 as he celebrated his bar mitzvah people called him Hyman. Hymie or Hy. He excelled at playing baseball and basketball and saw his first major league game in 1924 with his father at the Polo Grounds as the New York Giants won a Sunday double header.

La Guardia’s Love For Baseball

La Guardia was a rabid New York Giants fan, but also rooted for the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Yankees when they weren't matched against the Giants. His favorite mayoral duty was throwing out the ceremonial first pitch on opening day to kick off a new season for the Giants at the Polo Grounds.

My Uncle, A Hall Of Fame Jew

When an elderly, scholarly person passes away, a rare book is lost forever.

Speaking Of Jewish Ballplayers…

Last season the Philadelphia Phillies had a Rosenberg, the St. Louis Cardinals had a Rosenthal, and the Arizona Diamondbacks had a Goldschmidt.

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 Joys Of Spring Training

In 1870 the Chicago White Stockings headed south to New Orleans for preseason workouts.

Israel And The World Baseball Classic

For the first time, Israel will participate in the qualifying round of the World Baseball Classic. That's the good news. The bad news concerns the dates they'll be playing in Florida. Earlier in the year it was thought the early rounds would start in other countries before moving to Florida in November. Assuming Israel would still be in the WBC games, the Florida site would be Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter.

Hank Greenberg In 1938

Greenberg was the biggest Jewish hero in America at the time, but the Tigers actually had a second Jewish player in 1938.

Another Season Goes Into The Books

Forget the results. The 2009 World Series featured the two best teams in baseball. In the old days, the Series always had the best team in the American League against the best team in the National League. But with the advent of two rounds of league playoffs, a good but not great team that has a hot week or two can find itself in the World Series.

Baseball During The War Years

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

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.

Random Thoughts between Seasons

There were 15 Jews in the major leagues during the 2013 season, but only a few from a Jewish mother.

One Hundred Years Ago

Babe Ruth was missing from the Yankees' lineup for the first six weeks of the season after Commissioner of Baseball Kenesaw Mountain Landis suspended him for taking part in a 15-game barnstorming tour.

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.

Counting The Omer … And The Homers

While we're counting the Omer, we're also counting homers.

Fifty-Year Yahrzeit For Dem Bums

The year was 1957. Times were good here in America. The world seemed more peaceful.

Abe Stark’s Famous Sign

The 40th yahrzeit of Abe Stark, who died at 77 in July 1972, is almost upon us. Those of you who remember Ebbets Field, abandoned by the Dodgers in 1957, can recall the Abe Stark sign on the bottom of the scoreboard embedded in the right field wall.

2007 Predictions

NL East         Mets: The Mets have the best team in the National League, with enough punch to compensate for an aging and not-so-great starting...

Remembering The Year Of The Bird

They asked me about him for so long that I didn't get a chance to interview or take any pictures of players.

Jews And The Early Years Of Baseball

At the time the first player with the last name Cohen was playing in the major leagues. Pitching under the name Harry Kane, he made his big league debut a year earlier in 1902 with the St. Louis Browns of the American League.

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.

Baseball’s Rules: The More Things Change…

We knew which batters were hitting well and which ones were in a slump. We memorized what the batters did in the few days before we faced them.

Eighty Years Ago On Two Sides Of The Atlantic

Rewind eight decades to 1933. That year marked the rise of the greatest villain of our time and the biggest Jewish sports hero of all time.

Postseason Picks

A huge Mets fan from Brooklyn moved to my town (Oak Park, Michigan.) and settled in a few houses from me. Walking home from shul the other day, he took issue with my picking, in last month's column, the Mets to finish fourth in the National League East.

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