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  • Baseball, Jews and the American dream

    By Jared Sichel

    April 7, 2016 | 11:08 am

    In 1903, the Yiddish-language Forverts published a letter from a Russian immigrant, who’d written to say he didn’t understand the point of the game of baseball, the sport so beloved by all Americans.

    “What is the point of a crazy game like baseball?” the perplexed reader asked....

  • The Hebrew Hammers: Jewish players outperform non-Jews in 2013 season

    October 8, 2013 | 9:14 am

    Breaking news!! Stop the presses!!

    What's all the fuss about? Hold onto your baseball caps! (Or your yamulkes).

    According to the authoritative Jewish Baseball News, the 14 Jewish players on major league rosters batted .254 during the regular season that just ended.


  • Marlins’ player visits boy he hit with foul ball

    September 1, 2011 | 10:26 am

    Florida Marlins’ third baseman Greg Dobbs visited a New York hospital to see the boy he injured with his foul ball.

    Eli Shalomoff, 12, told Dobbs, who stopped Tuesday at Elmhurst Hospital in Queens on his way to the Marlins-Mets game that night, that he likes hockey more than...