My Favorite Anti-Semite: An American Jewish Reflection on Ty Cobb for Opening Day

He was the greatest and strangest of all ball players, a fierce competitor, and a hateful person

Forget Peanuts and Cracker Jack. What Jews Love About Baseball Is Jewish Players.

A new exhibit paints the sport as a vehicle for assimilation, but Greenberg, Koufax, and even Ryan Braun are Jewish role models

Brad Ausmus Named Manager of Detroit Tigers

The former catcher also managed the Israeli national team last year

World Series: Breslow, Beards, and Nuremberg

The series is tied at 2-2, but so much more is going on

Boston Pitcher Craig Breslow Got a 34 on His MCAT

He’s also playing in the World Series right now

‘Mantle, Shmantle—Long as We Got Abrams’

A famous headline corrected, and a baseball legacy revisited

How a Jewish Kid From Connecticut Made It to the Major Leagues

Josh Zeid plays for one of the worst teams in baseball but still says he’s living the dream

Why My Home Team Will Always Be Detroit, Even Though I Live in Boston

My father started rooting for Detroit when Hank Greenberg played for the Tigers. Now it’s an enduring family tradition.

Ryan Braun Pulled From Children’s Book Cover

Meanwhile, reports claim Hebrew Hammer called steroid accuser an anti-Semite

Smart and Dumb Reactions to Ryan Braun Saga

The suspension of the Brewers slugger has prompted some diverse responses

Ryan Braun Suspended for Season Over Steroids

The Brewers slugger likely the first in a series of upcoming player suspensions

Seeing God at Yankee Stadium

When I caught a foul ball at a baseball game, I felt the divine presence—and it changed my whole life

Spiritual Moneyball

The R.A. Dickey trade; or why the New York Mets, like American Jews, are at risk of losing their soul

Marvin Miller, Baseball Union Head, Dies at 95

Miller was responsible for the creation of free agency

Robert Pinsky on Carl Yastrzemski

The former poet laureate on the former Triple Crown winner

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