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
James Franco’s star-studded bar mitzvah, plus Shulem Deen talks life after ultra-Orthodoxy and Wall Street Journal sports columnist Jason Gay asks about a modern-day Koufax
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.
Will Jewish fans head to Yankee Stadium on Sept. 25?
Unraveling Jewish baseball’s urban legend about the southpaw and the Rebbe
A new exhibit paints the sport as a vehicle for assimilation, but Greenberg, Koufax, and even Ryan Braun are Jewish role models
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
The Brewers slugger likely the first in a series of upcoming player suspensions
Why MLB’s most productive Jewish player deserves fans—despite missing out on the All-Star Game and facing suspension
With reports of a coming suspension, the Hebrewer maintains his innocence
Plus, an update on Hungary’s favorite alleged Nazi war criminal
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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Don’t knock Jewish ballplayers—they’re better than you think
Plus ground operation in Gaza cleared, the problem with Tebow, and more
And where the High Holiday and playoff schedules clash
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
Plus the crazy Russian Nets owner is Jewish after all (sorta), and more
‘Your team expects you’ says Jewish National
Why now? Why not now?
Our dispatch from the White House party
Plus Australian ‘crisis,’ and more in the news
Fourteen in the majors this year, as columnists continually remind us
Vote for Lazarus in silly Jewish Hall of Fame contest