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Dodgers hit grand slam in history of Jewish players

Canter's Deli Joins Ballpark Lineup by Brad A. Greenberg

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/sports/article/dodgers_hit_grand_slam_in_history_of_jewish_players_20080418

When the Dodgers celebrated their 50th anniversary in Los Angeles on March 29 with an exhibition game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, it seemed almost fitting that a Jewish ballplayer, Red Sox first baseman Kevin Youkilis, would hit a pivotal home run that helped Boston win the game. During the Dodgers' final home game against the Chicago Cubs at the Coliseum in 1961, a young left-handed pitcher named Sandy Koufax won the ballgame for Los Angeles.

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