I never really understood why my father cared which player was Jewish. Until, one day, I did.
In one of the longest, most eventful games in series history, the Astro stood tall
Like celebrating Passover, cheering for Houston is a ritual of great sorrow, heavenly revelation, and decades of erring in the wilderness, hoping for the best
On the surprising rewards of re-experiencing a game, even when you already know the ending
And is that Job on first?
I used to loathe the Bronx Bombers, until a religious epiphany taught me something about baseball, politics, and the perils of tribalism
Sabermetrician Ari Kaplan Uses the Science of Balls and Strikes to Illuminate the Fate of Holocaust Rescuer Raoul Wallenberg
How a baseball stats nerd came to ‘interrogate the database’ of a Soviet prison in search of clues to a 70-year-old mystery
The jersey is believed to be one of only two known to exist
Plans are in motion to build—and fund—a new baseball field in Beit Shemesh
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They weren’t even supposed to make the tournament. Now they have yet to lose a game.
The father of ESPN reporter Darren Rovell promised his son a major leaguer. He got a rookie named Jeff Bagwell.
Sandy Koufax’s decision not to play on Yom Kippur during the ’65 World Series is cemented into American-Jewish mythology. But Greenberg did the same thing decades prior, arguably during tougher times.
Kids, adults, and lots of blue and white were ubiquitous during a sunny ballgame in Coney Island
There are plenty of reasons to be excited to watch the Israeli baseball team, a hodgepodge of mostly Jewish-American players who will bring serious clout to Brooklyn’s World Baseball Classic qualifying tournament this week
Team Israel plays in Coney Island this week with a roster of 28 players, two of whom are Israeli citizens. Luckily, a few loose rules—and the efforts of the team’s president—have expanded the player pool.
The dog days of summer call for a roster of the best, from Sandy Koufax to ‘The Hebrew Hammer’ and more