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  • SoCal athletes find fulfillment at Maccabiah Games

    August 1, 2013 | 11:29 am

    When Dave Blackburn, a six-time starting softball pitcher for the Maccabi USA team, got into a severe car accident in 2010, he had one central fear.

    “I’ll never be able to play softball again,” Blackburn recalled thinking. “I won’t be able to make it to the 19th [Maccabiah]...

  • Nearly killed in 2010 accident, a triumphant Dave Blackburn returns to Maccabiah

    July 30, 2013 | 9:15 am

    Dave Blackburn beamed triumphantly, surrounded by a crowd of American athletes and cheering spectators. It was like old times, the great pitcher basking in applause.

    But Blackburn wasn’t being ushered off the field with a championship trophy in hand as he was after leading the...