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  • Is the next big (Jewish) baseball star here in Los Angeles?

    By Jared Sichel

    3 weeks ago

    As the baseball flared into short center field in the bottom of the 2nd inning at Dodger Stadium last night, most of the crowd stood up and gave the batter, Joc Pederson, now standing on 1st base, an excited, prolonged ovation. 

    Sitting a few rows behind home plate, my friends...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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  • Adam Greenberg recalls big league dreams come true

    By Jared Sichel

    October 23, 2013 | 5:00 pm

    They came to be inspired by a man with precisely two Major League at bats.

    The Oct. 6 crowd at Temple Ahavat Shalom (TAS) in Northridge resembled that of a Little League game, as 200 parents and children — many dressed in baseball uniforms — gathered to hear the story of...

  • Adam Grossman’s dream job: Packing Fenway Park

    October 22, 2013 | 9:48 am

    You’d think Adam Grossman has a pretty easy job. After all, with the Boston Red Sox owning one of the most iconic brands in professional sports and gunning for their third World Series title in the past decade, how hard could it be to put fans in the seats at Fenway Park?

    But...

  • Alex Rodriguez sues Major League Baseball, Selig

    October 4, 2013 | 12:11 pm

    New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez has sued Major League Baseball and Commissioner Bud Selig and accused them of trying to destroy his reputation and his career.

    The embattled third baseman, who was suspended for 211 games for his alleged use of performance enhancing drugs,...

  • Braun said specimen collector was anti-Semite to drum up support in ’12

    August 19, 2013 | 9:50 am

    Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun during his appeal of a drug suspension in 2012 told players on opposing teams that the collector of his urine sample was an anti-Semite.

    Braun, the son of an Israeli-born Jewish father, was suspended in July for the remainder of this season...

  • Praise for Selig and no sympathy for drug cheats

    August 6, 2013 | 4:27 pm

    From the ballparks to the anti-doping war rooms of those leading the battle against performance-enhancing drugs, Major League Baseball's crackdown on drug cheats was hailed as an MVP moment in the fight against doping on Monday.

    The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), that not long...

  • How do you spell chutzpah? R-Y-A-N B-R-A-U-N

    July 23, 2013 | 10:05 am

    It wasn’t so long ago that Ryan Braun was just a rookie phenom, racking up numbers that had Jewish sports junkies rushing to put the Milwaukee Brewers’ slugger in the pantheon with Greenberg and Koufax.

    These days, not so much.

    The news this week is that Braun has accepted a...

  • Hank Greenberg in extra innings

    May 9, 2013 | 11:13 am

    "I think Hank Greenberg was the great American hero," Washington filmmaker Aviva Kempner says. "What he did on Yom Kippur. What he faced. He was our Jackie Robinson."

    Thirteen years after the debut of "The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg," her documentary about the baseball...

  • 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...

  • All-star Jewish baseball team

    October 3, 2012 | 4:47 pm

    During Yom Kippur, many Jews fret over whether Jewish Major Leaguers will play on the holiest of holidays. This has become a growing problem, because the number of Jews playing Major League Baseball (MLB) has been increasing. 

    This season, for example, 13 Jews — Brewer Ryan...

  • 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...

  • Amid roasted pigs, country music and rabbinical blessings, Romney seeks to define himself

    August 28, 2012 | 10:19 am

    Whole barbecued pigs, cheerleaders and elegies to skinny-dipping farmers’ daughters.

    That was the organized noise Sunday night at the opening bash of the Republican National Convention at Tropicana Field, the home of Major League Baseball’s Tampa Bay Rays in St. Petersburg.

    For...

  • 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...

  • A Minyan in the Outfield

    September 23, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    From his office in Pico-Robertson, Ephraim Moxson counts Jewish professional athletes. There are five playing in the National Hockey League, a couple in the National Basketball Assn., four in the National Football League. But in Major League Baseball, there will be, by the end of...
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