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Jewish Baseball Great Al Rosen Dies at 91

The 1953 league MVP was one hit away from winning Triple Crown

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Did Sandy Koufax Lay Tefillin During the 1965 World Series?

Unraveling Jewish baseball’s urban legend about the southpaw and the Rebbe

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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

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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

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Brad Ausmus Named Manager of Detroit Tigers

The former catcher also managed the Israeli national team last year

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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

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When the Detroit Tigers Play the Boston Red Sox

The unlikely playoff match-up has high stakes for one Boston-bred Detroit fan

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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.

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Ryan Braun is a Major League Baseball Star. So, Why Haven’t Jews Embraced Him?

Why MLB’s most productive Jewish player deserves fans—despite missing out on the All-Star Game and facing suspension

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Lessons From Losers

Forget the Olympics and going for the gold. Books about baseball show kids why it’s OK—even good—not to win.

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Baseball’s Foul Past Returns

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

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Happy Baseball!

Don’t knock Jewish ballplayers—they’re better than you think

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Sundown: Hama Then, Homs Now

Plus Jew-school advances to championship, the AIPAC Three, and more

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Jump-Shot Jews

Neal Pollack’s novel Jewball re-imagines the prewar era when Jews ruled pro basketball and Nazism threatened to gain an American foothold

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Golden Boy of a Golden Age

And where the High Holiday and playoff schedules clash

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Sundown: Breaking! Ashkenazim Are Smart

Plus, Adelsons offer new Birthright gift, King kills Blitzer, and more

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Hammer Time: Al Rosen (1924–2015)

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.

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Shawn Green, BuJew

And the all-time all-Jewish starting lineup

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For the Record

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

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Slugger

In a new biography, Mark Kurlansky explores the life of baseball great—and Jewish hero—Hank Greenberg

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Tiger, Tiger

Your Vox Tablet preview

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The Joy of Stats

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

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Sundown: Expanded Fasting Edition

Fayyad’s police, playing on Kol Nidre, and more

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Marquis to Pitch on Kol Nidre

‘Your team expects you’ says Jewish National

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The Top 10 Jewish-American Athletes

Why now? Why not now?

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Look, Jews in Baseball!

Fourteen in the majors this year, as columnists continually remind us

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Sitmom

A documentary examines the life of Gertrude Berg, the driving force behind TV’s The Goldbergs

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Damn Yankees

Essayist David Shields considers how sports loyalty is the new American religion

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