Baseball is trivial in comparison to whatever Isaiah or Ezekiel were talking about and the stakes of even a very important sporting event are comfortingly low, in the larger sense. Except that baseball isn’t trivial, and the stakes are not low.
Former Yeshiva University professor Bob Tufts officially became a Jew in 1982, the same year he was traded from the San Francisco Giants to the Kansas City Royals. Tufts died last month at 63.
Nearly forty days after losing my dad to cancer, winning and losing seem less important than learning how to endure
The former Tampa Bay Rays vice president is about to take over one of baseball’s biggest franchises
Jewish baseball stars for the Astros, Braves, and Dodgers all decide to play on Yom Kippur. They all lose.
Putting the Koufax Rule to the test
Why we’re rooting for the Tampa Bay Rays this baseball postseason—and you should too
Paging Hank Greenberg, Shawn Green, and Ryan Braun
Looking for tracks to my father’s unobtainable past, in old Jewish New York
Is the winner the greatest Jewish slugger of all time?
The senior VP of baseball operations for the Tampa Bay Rays explains how his team changed the way the game is played—and why he keeps a jar of gefilte fish in his office
The ex-major leaguer is studying alongside a Chabad rabbi as he embarks on a ‘spiritual journey’
Ep. 153: ‘Our Friend From Israel’ podcast host Benyamin Cohen and ‘Wall Street Journal’ sports columnist Jason Gay
With a fastball that touches 97 mph and stellar minor league numbers this year, Kremer is projected to make the majors
Today on Jewcy: What works of literature explore the Jewish affinity for America’s pastime?
How baseball came to loom so large in the American Jewish imagination
I never really understood why my father cared which player was Jewish. Until, one day, I did.
Why the Dodgers’ pitcher failure of nerve is a good lesson to us all never to let disrespect fly
In one of the longest, most eventful games in series history, the Astro stood tall
Like celebrating Passover, cheering for Houston is a ritual of great sorrow, heavenly revelation, and decades of erring in the wilderness, hoping for the best
On the surprising rewards of re-experiencing a game, even when you already know the ending
And is that Job on first?
I used to loathe the Bronx Bombers, until a religious epiphany taught me something about baseball, politics, and the perils of tribalism
Remembering the old Jewish cemetery that once occupied the baseball shrine’s current parking lot
How a baseball stats nerd came to ‘interrogate the database’ of a Soviet prison in search of clues to a 70-year-old mystery
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
Who’s greater? It depends on what you value.
The jersey is believed to be one of only two known to exist
An excerpt from Ron Kaplan’s new book, Hank Greenberg in 1938: Hatred and Home Runs in the Shadow of War.
Plans are in motion to build—and fund—a new baseball field in Beit Shemesh