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
They weren’t even supposed to make the tournament. Now they have yet to lose a game.
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.
There are plenty of reasons to be excited to watch the Israeli baseball team, a hodgepodge of mostly Jewish-American players who will bring serious clout to Brooklyn’s World Baseball Classic qualifying tournament this week