Baseball, my father, God, and madness
America’s favorite tomboy taught a generation about gender, chutzpah, and loss
A likely faceoff between the Braves’ Max Fried and the Astros’ Alex Bregman in game 2 of the fall classic is a critical and indeed historic matchup of baseball’s two biggest Jewish stars
How the world’s least likely Olympians helped me make sense of my American-Israeli identity
Moving the All-Star Game to a park named after a family renowned for its racism and union-busting doesn’t seem like a good way to make the world a better place
The Jewish Tin Pan Alley composer who wrote ‘Take Me Out to the Ball Game’ had never been to a ballgame
How my family became friends with the humble and kind baseball great
Could the Rays and Dodgers have the first Jew vs. Jew pitcher-batter showdown in championship history?
When my father disappeared, I was left with questions. Decades later, I found some answers—in a book about baseball.
Simulations scratch the sports itch in a surprisingly satisfying way. Are they the future?
In 1935, Father Charles Coughlin and other anti-Semites and white supremacists reached a peak of popularity in America. At the same time, the Motor City’s sports teams excelled. What’s not to be proud of?
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
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