The superstar—a proud Jew known as the ‘Iron Batter’—slugged his way into the record books of pre-integration era baseball. But the powers that be won’t even put him on the Cooperstown ballot.
It’s been 50 years since the M.V.P. lefty sat out on the holiest day of the year, then pitched the Los Angeles Dodgers to the 1965 World Series title
The 79-year-old lefty threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Tuesday’s MLB All-Star Game. Let’s remember his greatness.
Mose Soloman, ‘The Rabbi of Swat,’ makes the list
How a Brooklyn yeshiva’s sad fate was tied to the team’s ‘miracle’ season
The 1953 league MVP was one hit away from winning Triple Crown
Justice Stephen Breyer answers to a higher authority
Setting the record straight on the Hall of Famer’s 69th birthday
‘Kid Danny’ opens up in filmmaker Andrew Cohn’s new ESPN documentary
Bending my rules—but not breaking them—let my son play ball without forgetting that family and synagogue still come first
‘To Rise Again at a Decent Hour’ wrestles with faith, community, baseball, and what it means to refuse to fill your cavities
He was the greatest and strangest of all ball players, a fierce competitor, and a hateful person
A new exhibit paints the sport as a vehicle for assimilation, but Greenberg, Koufax, and even Ryan Braun are Jewish role models
The former catcher also managed the Israeli national team last year
The series is tied at 2-2, but so much more is going on
He’s also playing in the World Series right now
A famous headline corrected, and a baseball legacy revisited
Josh Zeid plays for one of the worst teams in baseball but still says he’s living the dream
My father started rooting for Detroit when Hank Greenberg played for the Tigers. Now it’s an enduring family tradition.
Meanwhile, reports claim Hebrew Hammer called steroid accuser an anti-Semite
The suspension of the Brewers slugger has prompted some diverse responses
The Brewers slugger likely the first in a series of upcoming player suspensions
When I caught a foul ball at a baseball game, I felt the divine presence—and it changed my whole life
The R.A. Dickey trade; or why the New York Mets, like American Jews, are at risk of losing their soul
Miller was responsible for the creation of free agency
The former poet laureate on the former Triple Crown winner
Well, the game was in Florida but…you know.
Why one yeshiva principal collects baseballs signed by Talmud scholars instead of professional athletes
Forget the Olympics and going for the gold. Books about baseball show kids why it’s OK—even good—not to win.
Playing the game with men in the afternoon of life, trying to keep it from turning into evening