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?
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
And only one is about Sandy Koufax
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
He was the greatest and strangest of all ball players, a fierce competitor, and a hateful person
A new exhibit paints the sport as a vehicle for assimilation, but Greenberg, Koufax, and even Ryan Braun are Jewish role models
The former catcher also managed the Israeli national team last year
Josh Zeid plays for one of the worst teams in baseball but still says he’s living the dream
The unlikely playoff match-up has high stakes for one Boston-bred Detroit fan
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