Paging Hank Greenberg, Shawn Green, and Ryan Braun
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
I never really understood why my father cared which player was Jewish. Until, one day, I did.
An excerpt from Ron Kaplan’s new book, Hank Greenberg in 1938: Hatred and Home Runs in the Shadow of War.
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
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
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.
In a new biography, Mark Kurlansky explores the life of baseball great—and Jewish hero—Hank Greenberg