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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...

  • Braun’s back, Kinsler’s in Detroit and other Jewish Major Leaguers

    March 26, 2014 | 10:33 am

    In the biblical tradition of lingering in the desert en route to the Promised Land, Major League Baseball teams are packing up and embarking on their exodus from Arizona (and Florida) spring training sites to begin the new season.

    Rosters won’t be finalized until this weekend,...

  • Jews and baseball: An American news media love story

    By Bill Boyarsky

    November 25, 2013 | 6:46 pm

    For those of us who follow the careers of Jewish ballplayers — a small, eccentric niche of fandom — checking the Jewish Baseball News Web site is an essential part of our sports routine.

    Scott Barancik, a former newspaper reporter turned Internet entrepreneur, works from his home...

  • 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...

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