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

    By Jared Sichel

    2 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...

  • 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.

    Now...

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  • Braun issues apology for doping in MVP season

    August 27, 2013 | 11:15 am

    Banned Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun acknowledged on Thursday he used performance enhancing drugs during his National League Most Valuable Player season in 2011.

    "During the latter part of the 2011 season, I was dealing with a nagging injury and I turned to products for...

  • Forget Braun, new film reminds us we have Al Rosen to go with Koufax and Greenberg

    August 26, 2013 | 4:20 pm

    When Ryan Braun was named the National League’s Most Valuable Player in 2011, Jewish sports nuts talked about whether the Milwaukee Brewers’ slugger would end up in the pantheon with Hank Greenberg and Sandy Koufax.

    Following Major League Baseball’s recent suspension of Braun for...

  • 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...

  • 10 anti-Semitic twitter reactions to Ryan Braun’s suspension

    July 24, 2013 | 1:08 pm

    Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun on April 1. Photo by Darren Hauck/Reuters

    "Ryan Braun Jew" is a trending topic on Twitter this afternoon. We have compiled some of the results for you:

  • Ryan Braun’s Jewiness

    July 24, 2013 | 12:46 pm

    The news that “Hebrew Hammer” Ryan Braun has been suspended for using da juice while playing America’s favorite pastime apparently has riled up the Jew haters.

    The Jewish Journal has compiled a list of  “10 anti-Semitic twitter reactions to Ryan Braun’s suspension.” Here's...

  • 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...

  • JEWCED: Ryan Braun suspended for PED use

    July 22, 2013 | 2:51 pm

    Poor spelling is not the only problem surrounding the Milwaukee Brewers these days.

    Major League Baseball (MLB) has suspended former National League most valuable player Ryan Braun for the rest of the season for violating the league's joint drug prevention and treatment program.

    ...
  • Baseball star Ryan Braun wins appeal

    February 23, 2012 | 4:08 pm

    Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun won his appeal of his earlier positive test for performance-enhancing drugs.

    The decision, announced on Thursday, means that Braun—the reigning National League most valuable player and the first Jew to earn that distinction in nearly five...

  • 2011’s Top 10 Jews in the news (Like them, or not)

    By JewishJournal.com

    December 26, 2011 | 1:48 pm

    Last year, we started our Top Jew of the Year list by featuring “Jews who embody the best in Jewish values.”  For 2011, however, we had to readjust our thinking a bit. Below, a list of Jews in the News, with the best of the Tribe up top, and the rest…well, you’ll see.


    1)...

  • Report: Ryan Braun, baseball MVP, tests positive for performance-enhancing drugs

    December 11, 2011 | 12:08 am

    Ryan Braun, the first Jewish player in more than five decades to win one of baseball’s Most Valuable Player awards, has reportedly tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug.

    The Associated Press cited an unnamed source who said that the case was under appeal to an arbitrator...

  • ‘Hebrew Hammer’ named National League MVP

    By Lauren Bottner

    November 28, 2011 | 10:46 am

    Ryan Braun, aka the “Hebrew Hammer” is the first Jewish baseball player named the National League Most Valuable Player in 48 years. The outfielder for the Milwaukee Brewers earned the NL MVP Award last week “after helping lead the Brewers to their first division title in nearly...

  • Brewers’ Braun wins MVP award

    November 22, 2011 | 2:47 pm

    Ryan Braun, the slugging outfielder for the Milwaukee Brewers, became the first Jewish Most Valuable Player in nearly five decades.

    Braun, the son of an Israeli-born Jewish father and a Catholic mother, was named the National League MVP on Tuesday. He received 20 of 32 first-place...

  • Ryan Braun, “proud role model for Jewish kids” named National League MVP 2011

    By JewishJournal.com

    November 22, 2011 | 1:42 pm

    Ryan Joseph Braun, left fielder for the Milwaukee Bewers has been named this year’s Most Valuable Player. The Granada Hills native is the son of Joe Braun, who was born in Israel and lost most of his family in the Holocaust. His mother is Catholic, but the baseball player identifies...

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