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Rooting for the Yankees May Be Good for Your Soul. No, Really.

I used to loathe the Bronx Bombers, until a religious epiphany taught me something about baseball, politics, and the perils of tribalism

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Dodger Stadium, an Ancient Jewish Burial Ground

Remembering the old Jewish cemetery that once occupied the baseball shrine’s current parking lot

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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

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How I Became a Man

As the Cubs clinch a playoff berth to defend their first title in more than 100 years, a baseball fan remembers the metaphysical horror of watching the North Side Chicago club lose in 1984

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Koufax vs. Kershaw

Who’s greater? It depends on what you value.

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Sandy Koufax’s Rookie Brooklyn Dodgers Jersey Is Up for Auction and It Ain’t Cheap

The jersey is believed to be one of only two known to exist

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Hank Greenberg Reporting for Duty

An excerpt from Ron Kaplan’s new book, Hank Greenberg in 1938: Hatred and Home Runs in the Shadow of War.

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Baseball in Israel: If You Build It, Will They Come?

Plans are in motion to build—and fund—a new baseball field in Beit Shemesh

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Five Reasons to Follow Team Israel’s Improbable Run in the World Baseball Classic

They weren’t even supposed to make the tournament. Now they have yet to lose a game.

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That Time Hall-of-Famer Jeff Bagwell Appeared at a Bar Mitzvah for $500

The father of ESPN reporter Darren Rovell promised his son a major leaguer. He got a rookie named Jeff Bagwell.

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Deliverance, but Just for One

Which Jewish baseball executive will bring his team out of the desert first: the Cubs’ Theo Epstein, or the Indians’ Mike Chernoff?

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Blessed Be the Chicago Cubs

Fandom at Wrigley Field, a cathedral of hope for generations and generations, represents a level of devotion that’s downright religious

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When They Were Kings: Greenberg and Koufax Sit on Yom Kippur

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.

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Team Israel’s Jewish Bambinos Own Brooklyn Baseball for a Weekend

Kids, adults, and lots of blue and white were ubiquitous during a sunny ballgame in Coney Island

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Israel’s Baseball Team Is Ready to Rock Coney Island—and Maybe Shock the World

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

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Missing From Israel’s Baseball Team: Israelis

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.

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The Greatest Jewish Baseball Players of All Time, by Position

The dog days of summer call for a roster of the best, from Sandy Koufax to ‘The Hebrew Hammer’ and more

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Great Jewish Moments in MLB All-Star Game History

From Hank Greenberg to Steve Stone, here’s archival footage of some of baseball’s best Jewish players performing on the game’s most spectacular stage

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In Theo They Trust

This year’s MLB All-Star selections are proof that Theo Epstein is a baseball God

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Baseball, Beer, Cornhole, Art Shamsky, and Scooter the Holy Cow

A night to celebrate the relationship between Jews and baseball at the American Jewish Historical Society in New York City

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Cult Following

This week on Unorthodox: Drake plays house, plus Jewish Baseball Museum founder Jeff Aeder and writer and performer Carrie Poppy

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You Want Baseball? We Got Baseball.

Here are 28 MVP-caliber articles from Tablet’s archives to quench your baseball fix

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Nine Notable Jewish Baseball Books for Kids

And only one is about Sandy Koufax

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Who Are Donald Trump’s Major League Supporters?

One Trump endorser wants to make baseball American again

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Hello Again, Baseball

As Major League Baseball’s opening day nears, prepare yourself by visiting a new online museum about Jews and America’s Pastime 

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Jews Who Love the Mets

The Amazin’s are in the World Series. Here’s who’s pumped.

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The Hall of Fame Case for Lip Pike

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.

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