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  • 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...

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  • 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.


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  • 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]

    by Joan Alperin-Schwartz (video by Joan and John Schwartz)

    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...

  • Memories of the Israel Baseball League

    July 20, 2011 | 1:36 pm

    Aaron Pribble was a 27-year-old high school teacher when the call came in early 2007: He was among the few chosen to play for the newly formed Israel Baseball League.

    Three years removed from his last pitch in the minor leagues, he embarked on a summerlong journey to champion his...

  • Would Youkilis play on Yom Kippur?

    July 7, 2011 | 3:15 pm

    Kevin Youkilis says he truly doesn’t know what he would do if faced with the same dilemma as Hank Greenberg, Sandy Koufax and Shawn Green.

    What if the Boston Red Sox are scheduled for a post-season game on Yom Kippur, which begins on Friday night, Oct. 7.

    Both Greenberg, the Hall...

  • Dodgers continue support for Maccabiah games

    By Tom Tugend

    May 31, 2011 | 6:55 pm

    The Los Angeles Dodgers will again underwrite the baseball tournament at the Maccabiah games in Israel, according to an announcement from the Maccabiah Organizing Committee.

    Frank McCourt, though occupied with ownership of the team and a contentious divorce, said, “Our sponsorship...

  • Baseball’s reluctant Jewish hero

    May 5, 2011 | 2:06 pm

    Hyman (Hank) Greenberg, Major League Baseball player extraordinaire and subject of “Hank Greenberg: The Hero Who Didn’t Want to Be One” by Mark Kurlansky (Yale University Press, $25.00), probably would have disliked being included in the “Jewish Lives” series published by...

  • Kosher in the mix for Twins’ ballpark franks

    March 30, 2011 | 3:53 pm

    Fans of the Minnesota Twins can chow down on Hebrew National this spring.

    Target Field, home of the Twins since last year, is setting up a kosher hot dog cart in time for the team’s home opener April 8 vs. the Oakland Athletics.

    The hot dogs and condiments are under the supervision...

  • Quitter-ville

    By Julia Bendis

    March 28, 2011 | 10:13 am

    I am a big quitter, and I come from a long line of quitters.  My whole family is that way, we get excited to start something, but rarely do we actually finish or go through with it.  We always have the best excuses to quit something, not only does it make sense for us to quit...

  • Ohio sports and my Marriage vows

    By Julia Bendis

    January 6, 2011 | 3:04 pm

    Most people know, I am not a big sports fan.  Sure I like to watch an occasional basketball game, only because every TV in the house has been hijacked to watch the Cleveland Cavaliers get their asses handed to them, yet again, by every single team in the NBA.  But, that’s for later…...

  • JEWBALL

    By Tom Teicholz

    April 23, 2009 | 1:56 am

    Who knew?

    Who knew that basketball has a storied Jewish past, or that a non-sports guy like me would ever read, no less enjoy, a book about baseball umpires, Bruce Weber’s “As They See ‘Em” (Scribner, 2009)? Maybe it’s because Passover is a time of miracles — or is that...

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