The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles published this piece on one fan’s opinion for an all-star Jewish baseball team. No real surprises here. Just sayin’.
Steve Plotnick just complete a yeoman’s project by bringing his list of Jewish Major leaguers by Team up-to-date. he divides them by the original 16 teams (and their subsequent relocations) and the expansion teams (since 1961-62). Of the “original” group, the Chicago White Sox top the list with 26 JMLs. The Braves, which began as a Boston franchise before moving to Milwaukee and Atlanta, respectively, have had only seven MOTs during their long history.
The Houston Astros have employed 14 Jewish players since their debut in ’62. By comparison, the Mets have had 11 and the Montreal Expos/Washington Nationals a mere two.
Haven’t done the math, but I imagine Jason Marquis holds the record for most different teams for a JML. Since he broke in in 2000, he’s played for the Atlanta Braves, St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, Colorado Rockies, Washington Nationals, Arizona Diamondbacks, Minnesota Twins, and San Diego Padres.
And you don’t have to be Jewish to love menches, as per this list by landsman Jay Goldberg via Jewocity.com proves. Goldberg is the proprietor of the very eclectic Bergino Baseball Clubhouse in Manhattan.