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Former Dodger great Shawn Green to play for Israel in World Baseball Classic

by Brad A. Greenberg

May 23, 2012 | 8:19 pm

Shawn Green. Photo by Wikipedia/Wknight94

Shawn Green, as famous for not playing baseball for the Dodgers on Yom Kippur as he is for bagging 19 bases in one game, is pushing 40. But he isn’t done playing baseball.

Though Green hasn’t played in the Majors since 2007, he’s going to be hitting for Israel in the 2013 World Baseball Classic. From The Jewish Journal:

Green will turn 40 on Nov. 10, and it remains to be seen how well he will perform after five years away from the game. He certainly has the bona fides. He hit 40 or more home runs three times, including 49 in 2001. He collected at least 100 RBIs four times, scored at least 100 runs four times and led the league in doubles, extra-base hits and total bases.

Fellow Member of the Tribe Brad Ausmus is the team’s manager.

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