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  • Echoes of Greenberg: Tigers roaring with Jewish duo Ausmus and Kinsler

    By Jeffrey Hensiek

    May 19, 2014 | 9:53 am

    The rarity arose in the initial meeting of first-year Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus and his second baseman Ian Kinsler, newly traded from the Texas Rangers: a Jewish player reporting to a Jewish manager.

    Ausmus was “raised the same way I was,” Kinsler learned, with one...

  • Tigers summon the tribe, swap Prince Fielder for Ian Kinsler

    November 21, 2013 | 10:22 am

    Detroit is bringing in the Jews.

    A couple of weeks after hiring Brad Ausmus as manager, the Tigers on Wednesday traded for Ian Kinsler, previously of the Texas Rangers, to play second base. The cost for the Jewish infielder, a three-time American League All-Star: mega-salaried...

  • On way to Tigers post, Ausmus earned his managing stripes in Israel

    November 7, 2013 | 1:42 pm

    Almost from the moment they met him, several officials and players with Israel’s national baseball team said they saw manager Brad Ausmus headed for the major leagues.

    They cited his communication skills, command of the game and preparation — not to mention his 18-year playing...

  • 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...

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