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Ryan Braun’s Yom Kippur and 60 Years Since a Jewish Baseball First

The Arizona D-Backs (managed by my boyhood hero Kirk Gibson) stay alive in their ALDS series against the Milwaukee Brewers after winning last night’s game 8-1 in Phoenix. The hero of the game was Paul Goldschmidt, who hit a grand-slam home run. Despite his Jewish-sounding name, Goldschmidt is not Jewish. D-Backs relief pitcher J.J. Putz, [...]

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The 2008 Hank Greenberg 75th Anniversary Edition of Jewish Major Leaguers Baseball Cards

The 2008 Hank Greenberg 75th Anniversary Edition of Jewish Major Leaguers Baseball Cards

2008 marks the 75th Anniversary of Hank Greenberg’s rookie year. As baseball’s first Jewish all-time Great, Greenberg attracted a whole generation of American Jews to baseball, and it was their children and grand-children who have gone on to become owners, coaches, players, executives, sportswriters, broadcasters, statisticians and, most of all, fans. No player has had [...]

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