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  • Jackie and the Jews [Irish, Italians, Blacks, Poles]: Ethnicity in post-war America

    By Michael Berenbaum

    April 8, 2013 | 11:06 am

    Jackie was the first. Jackie could not just play the game for himself. He was playing the game for every one of his race who had been denied a chance, whose future was closed because of racism and segregation. Indeed, as I remember it, Jackie played the game for every minority kid...

  • Adam Greenberg signs minor league deal with Baltimore Orioles

    December 24, 2012 | 11:38 am

    Jewish player Adam Greenberg will resume his professional baseball career after signing a minor league deal with the Baltimore Orioles.

    Greenberg, 31, signed a minor-league contract with the Orioles and will work to get a spot on their Class AAA farm team in Norfolk, Va.


  • Adam Greenberg signs minor league contract with Orioles

    By Jeffrey Hensiek

    December 20, 2012 | 11:33 am

    Former Chicago Cub Adam Greenberg has signed a minor league contract with the Baltimore Orioles, Steve Melewski of MASNsports.com reports.

    Greenberg was infamously hit in the head by a pitch in his first major league at-bat and has been struggling to make it back to the Big Show...

  • Yankees offer Youkilis $12 million

    December 7, 2012 | 11:48 am

    The New York Yankees reportedly offered Jewish free agent Kevin Youkilis a one-year, $12 million contract.

    Youkilis, a three-time All Star for the Boston Red Sox before being traded to the Chicago White Sox in June, was leaning toward accepting the offer, a source told The New York Times.

    The offer would have Youkilis play third base, replacing Alex Rodriguez, who is expected to be sidelined until next June because of hip surgery. The Cleveland Indians are also said to be interested in signing Youkilis, according to the Times.

  • Seven years later, player gets second chance at bat [VIDEO]

    October 2, 2012 | 3:01 pm

    You can follow the game live at MLB.com.

    A Chicago Cubs rookie who was hit in the head by a pitch seven years ago and never played another Major League Baseball game will receive a second chance.

    Adam Greenberg will sign a one-day contract with the Miami Marlins and be...

  • Parallel universe: A Jewish what if

    September 21, 2012 | 3:01 pm

    In 1901, a sixteen year old Jewish girl from Hungary, Kati Berger, along with several brothers and sisters, arrived at Ellis Island in New York.  A brother and sister who remained in Europe, eventually both perished in a Nazi death camp in 1942.

    Young Kati settled in Mount...

  • Israel beats Spain, one win away from qualifying for World Baseball Classic

    September 21, 2012 | 1:25 pm

    First baseman Nate Freiman hit two home runs as Israel beat Spain 4-2 in the qualifying round of World Baseball Classic, putting the Isaeli team one win away from a guaranteed spot in the tournament in March.

    Nate Freiman, a standout first baseman for the San Diego Padres' Class...

  • Israel defeats South Africa in World Baseball Classic Qualifier

    September 20, 2012 | 9:15 am

    Israel defeated South Africa in the first game of the World Baseball Classic Qualifier.

    The Israeli team topped South Africa's national team 7-3 in Thursday night's game in Jupiter, Fla.

    Nate Freiman, who plays minor league Class AA baseball for the San Diego Padres...

  • Art Shamsky to represent Israel baseball at Classic

    August 29, 2012 | 10:35 am

    Former Major Leaguer Art Shamsky will serve as Israel’s ambassador to the World Baseball Classic Qualifier in Jupiter, Fla.

    The Israel Association of Baseball appointed Shamsky to encourage support for baseball in Israel. Team Israel will play its first game in the WBC Qualifier...

  • Israel and the world Pt. 17 - weekly news from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    August 27, 2012 | 12:00 pm

    *25 Israeli athletes left several days ago for London, to compete in the 2012 Paralypmic Games. The athletes, all carrying a physical disability, will compete in nine sports: athletics, equestrian, road cycling, rowing, sailing, shooting, swimming, table tennis, and wheelchair...

  • Youkilis says he will play for Israel at World Baseball Classic

    August 22, 2012 | 3:00 pm

    Chicago White Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis said he will play for Israel at the World Baseball Classic.

    Youkilis told Israel Sports Radio Wednesday that he would play for Team Israel if he is healthy. This season, the three-time All Star is hitting .241 with 15 home runs and 47...

  • Youkilis traded from Red Sox to White Sox

    June 25, 2012 | 10:49 am

    Kevin Youkilis is changing his Sox: The three-time All-Star was traded from the Boston Red Sox to the Chicago White Sox.

    Youkilis, who is Jewish, was sent to the American League Central Division club on Sunday for utilityman Brent Lillibridge and right-hander Zach Stewart, who was...

  • Day school catcher Max Ungar, drafted by Nationals, to play college ball

    June 14, 2012 | 1:40 pm

    Max Ungar, the Maryland day school catcher drafted by the Washington Nationals, will forego the pros to play at Denison University in Ohio.

    The Washington Jewish Week reported that Ungar, 17, who recently graduated from the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville, will...

  • Shawn Green to play for Israel in World Baseball Classic

    May 23, 2012 | 2:57 pm

    Shawn Green enjoyed quite the professional baseball career: In 13 seasons, he clubbed 328 home runs, drove in 1,070 runs, batted .283, was a two-time All-Star and retired in 2007 holding or sharing seven Major League records. The former Dodger also twice refused to play on Yom...

  • Tigers’ Young returns to field, says he’s sorry for rant

    May 7, 2012 | 10:05 am

    Detroit Tigers outfielder Delmon Young apologized for his anti-Semitic rant and attack in New York following the lifting of his weeklong suspension.

    During a pregame interview with reporters on May 5, Young apologized to his teammates, the Tigers organization, the victim’s...

  • MLB suspends Delmon Young over anti-Semitic altercation

    May 1, 2012 | 11:03 am

    Delmon Young, the Detroit Tigers outfielder arrested in New York for allegedly attacking a group of men and making anti-Semitic remarks, was suspended without pay for seven days.

    The suspension is retroactive to April 27, when he was placed on the restricted list. His loss of pay...

  • Tigers outfielder arrested after shouting anti-Semitic remarks

    April 27, 2012 | 1:46 pm

    Detroit Tigers outfielder Delmon Young was arrested outside of a New York hotel for allegedly attacking a group of men and making anti-Semitic remarks.

    Young was arrested early Friday morning outside of the Hilton in Midtown Manhattan, where he was staying before a series with the...

  • ‘Baseball Fantography’ hits It out of the park

    April 4, 2012 | 1:25 pm

    The snapshot of famed circus clown Emmett Kelly offers a window into the Dodgers’ more colorful past.

    The picture of the former Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey icon was taken at Ebbets Field during his brief, and largely forgotten, stint as the team’s mascot in Brooklyn....

  • Baseball and G-d

    By Julia Bendis

    March 29, 2012 | 10:39 am

    I trust in G-d
    I love my Country
    And will respect its laws
    I will play fair
    And strive to win
    But win or lose I will always do my best

    This is the pledge the players chant before every Little League game, including my twelve-year-old son.  Not only do I cringe every single time I...

  • Jewish Major Leaguers and why we care about them

    March 22, 2012 | 3:33 pm

    Nearly all fans of baseball history have heard of Hank Greenberg. Most have heard of Al Rosen. But fewer have heard of Cal Abrams, and hardly any, it’s safe to say, have heard of Lou Limmer. All four are members of a compelling team—the 165 American Jews who played Major League...

  • Mets’ owners settle lawsuit in Madoff Ponzi scheme

    March 19, 2012 | 10:31 am

    The owners of the New York Mets will pay up to $162 million to settle a “clawback” lawsuit filed in the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme.

    Fred Wilpon and his brother-in-law Saul Katz will not have to make payments for three years under the agreement.

    The lawsuit was settled Monday...

  • How studio exec-turned-producer pitched ‘Moneyball’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 16, 2012 | 3:20 pm

    Rachael Horovitz sipped decaffeinated cappuccino at the Sunset Tower Hotel recently, overlooking a panorama of Hollywood and beyond. The elegant, poised producer had flown in from New York the night before to attend the luncheon for nominees of the 2012 Academy Awards, representing...

  • Jews vs. Gentiles

    January 18, 2012 | 4:16 pm

    When Gary Turner first heard about the Jews versus Gentiles baseball game, he wondered, “What is that about?”

    When Mark Schneiderman’s wife, Leslie, first heard about it, “she couldn’t stop laughing,” Schneiderman said. “Then she said, ‘You’re going to get...

  • 2011’s Top 10 Jews in the news (Like them, or not)

    By JewishJournal.com

    December 26, 2011 | 1:48 pm

    Last year, we started our Top Jew of the Year list by featuring “Jews who embody the best in Jewish values.”  For 2011, however, we had to readjust our thinking a bit. Below, a list of Jews in the News, with the best of the Tribe up top, and the rest…well, you’ll see.


  • Report: Ryan Braun, baseball MVP, tests positive for performance-enhancing drugs

    December 11, 2011 | 12:08 am

    Ryan Braun, the first Jewish player in more than five decades to win one of baseball’s Most Valuable Player awards, has reportedly tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug.

    The Associated Press cited an unnamed source who said that the case was under appeal to an arbitrator...

  • ‘Hebrew Hammer’ named National League MVP

    By Lauren Bottner

    November 28, 2011 | 10:46 am

    Ryan Braun, aka the “Hebrew Hammer” is the first Jewish baseball player named the National League Most Valuable Player in 48 years. The outfielder for the Milwaukee Brewers earned the NL MVP Award last week “after helping lead the Brewers to their first division title in nearly...

  • Brewers’ Braun wins MVP award

    November 22, 2011 | 2:47 pm

    Ryan Braun, the slugging outfielder for the Milwaukee Brewers, became the first Jewish Most Valuable Player in nearly five decades.

    Braun, the son of an Israeli-born Jewish father and a Catholic mother, was named the National League MVP on Tuesday. He received 20 of 32 first-place...

  • Ryan Braun, “proud role model for Jewish kids” named National League MVP 2011

    By JewishJournal.com

    November 22, 2011 | 1:42 pm

    Ryan Joseph Braun, left fielder for the Milwaukee Bewers has been named this year’s Most Valuable Player. The Granada Hills native is the son of Joe Braun, who was born in Israel and lost most of his family in the Holocaust. His mother is Catholic, but the baseball player identifies...

  • Two Jews on Film give competing ‘bagel’ ratings to ‘Moneyball’ [VIDEO]

    September 22, 2011 | 12:20 pm

    First thing I must say is…I basically know nothing about sports. I do watch the Super Bowl but only for the commercials. That said, I absolutely loved ‘Money Ball’. Which goes to prove, that you don’t have to be a baseball fan, to think that this film, written by Aaron Sorkin and...

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