American Jewish Historical Society hosts ‘Night of Jewish Baseball’
The High Holy Days are upon us and each year brings the inevitable question: will the handful of Jewish Major Leaguers play on Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar, or will they sit? The most prominent stars to refrain from taking the field during this time were Hank Greenberg and Sandy Koufax [...]
Ray Lewis delivers euology for Art Modell
Lest we forget: Art Modell
Lest we forget: Art Heyman
Lest we forget: Bill Mardo, a journalist for The Daily Worker who helped agitate to allow African Americans to play organized baseball, dies at 88.
Bleacher Report, which loves to come up with lists of this and that, recently posted their “25 most Religious Athletes” in the wake of Tim Tebow’s increasing (and improbably) successful rookie year. There are actually a few Jews on the list, but I wonder about how BR define religion in these cases and whether they’re [...]
Lest we forget: Irving H. Franklin
Sandy Koufax: “most observant Jewish baseball player ever”?
The Suffolk Y JCC in Commack, NY will host an evening with “current and former [Jewish] athletes, broadcasters, and others from the world of sports. Many Hall of Famers will be in attendance along with possible future Hall of Famers. This is your opportunity to meet and mingle with sports heroes of yesterday, today, and [...]