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.
The dog days of summer call for a roster of the best, from Sandy Koufax to ‘The Hebrew Hammer’ and more
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
And only one is about Sandy Koufax
As Major League Baseball’s opening day nears, prepare yourself by visiting a new online museum about Jews and America’s Pastime
The 1953 league MVP was one hit away from winning Triple Crown
Unraveling Jewish baseball’s urban legend about the southpaw and the Rebbe
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
Josh Zeid plays for one of the worst teams in baseball but still says he’s living the dream
The unlikely playoff match-up has high stakes for one Boston-bred Detroit fan
My father started rooting for Detroit when Hank Greenberg played for the Tigers. Now it’s an enduring family tradition.
Why MLB’s most productive Jewish player deserves fans—despite missing out on the All-Star Game and facing suspension
Forget the Olympics and going for the gold. Books about baseball show kids why it’s OK—even good—not to win.
Detroit Tigers outfielder Delmon Young’s recent anti-Semitic tirade was a throwback to an era when bigotry was the norm in Major League Baseball
Don’t knock Jewish ballplayers—they’re better than you think
Plus Jew-school advances to championship, the AIPAC Three, and more
Neal Pollack’s novel Jewball re-imagines the prewar era when Jews ruled pro basketball and Nazism threatened to gain an American foothold
And where the High Holiday and playoff schedules clash
Plus, Adelsons offer new Birthright gift, King kills Blitzer, and more
For a few glorious years, Al Rosen was the next Hank Greenberg. But his career ended prematurely, thanks to physical injuries, mental slumps—and Hank Greenberg.
And the all-time all-Jewish starting lineup
The stubbornly print-only Jewish Sports Review, run by an inimitable pair of boosters, is the go-to reference for identifying the athletic achievements of the tribe
In a new biography, Mark Kurlansky explores the life of baseball great—and Jewish hero—Hank Greenberg
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The brainy, numbers-crunching Jewish fans who’ve revolutionized pro sports and realized every geek fan’s dream are celebrated as heroes at the annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference
Fayyad’s police, playing on Kol Nidre, and more
‘Your team expects you’ says Jewish National
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