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  • 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...

  • Nate Freiman’s big year: From slugging for Israel to chasing a pennant in the big leagues

    September 10, 2013 | 11:28 am

    Last September, first baseman Nate Freiman was doing his best to help Israel secure a spot in the World Baseball Classic. Despite some super hitting from the towering slugger, the team fell short.

    Fast forward a year. Freiman, 25, now finds himself in another playoff chase. Only...

  • Seven years later, player gets second chance at bat [VIDEO]

    October 2, 2012 | 3:01 pm

    You can follow the game live at MLB.com.

    A Chicago Cubs rookie who was hit in the head by a pitch seven years ago and never played another Major League Baseball game will receive a second chance.

    Adam Greenberg will sign a one-day contract with the Miami Marlins and be...

  • Israel beats Spain, one win away from qualifying for World Baseball Classic

    September 21, 2012 | 1:25 pm

    First baseman Nate Freiman hit two home runs as Israel beat Spain 4-2 in the qualifying round of World Baseball Classic, putting the Isaeli team one win away from a guaranteed spot in the tournament in March.

    Nate Freiman, a standout first baseman for the San Diego Padres' Class...

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  • Israel defeats South Africa in World Baseball Classic Qualifier

    September 20, 2012 | 9:15 am

    Israel defeated South Africa in the first game of the World Baseball Classic Qualifier.

    The Israeli team topped South Africa's national team 7-3 in Thursday night's game in Jupiter, Fla.

    Nate Freiman, who plays minor league Class AA baseball for the San Diego Padres...

  • 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...

  • Youkilis says he will play for Israel at World Baseball Classic

    August 22, 2012 | 3:00 pm

    Chicago White Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis said he will play for Israel at the World Baseball Classic.

    Youkilis told Israel Sports Radio Wednesday that he would play for Team Israel if he is healthy. This season, the three-time All Star is hitting .241 with 15 home runs and 47...

  • Shawn Green to play for Israel in World Baseball Classic

    May 23, 2012 | 2:57 pm

    Shawn Green enjoyed quite the professional baseball career: In 13 seasons, he clubbed 328 home runs, drove in 1,070 runs, batted .283, was a two-time All-Star and retired in 2007 holding or sharing seven Major League records. The former Dodger also twice refused to play on Yom...

  • Three American Jewish baseball players to help Israeli team

    November 10, 2011 | 4:31 pm

    Three Jewish former major leaguers will help Israel field a competitive team in next year’s World Baseball Classic.

    Shawn Green, Brad Ausmus and Gabe Kapler met this week in Los Angeles with Israeli baseball officials and promised to help out, the players told The Associated...

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