Lee Lowenfish


New Cards Mine Baseball’s Jewish Bench

By Lee Lowenfish

Before the start of the 2004 baseball season, the American Jewish Historical Society published a set of baseball cards devoted to Jews in the Major Leagues. The set featured the 142 members of the tribe who had made the big time — even if only for the proverbial cup of coffee. For baseball nuts like myself, who believe that there is noRead More


Baseball’s Best Field Praise at Hank Greenberg Awards

By Lee Lowenfish

‘Richie Scheinblum! You once got three hits off me!” the winningest (though oft-traded) Jewish pitcher in baseball history said by way of greeting to the only Jewish switch-hitter ever to hit .300 in a single season.The two former players — surrounded by 300-plus fans and more than a dozen former major leaguers and current teamRead More


What a Wonderful World

By Lee Lowenfish

‘Wonder” is the word that most comes to mind when considering the life and work of Louis Armstrong. It’s not just that one of his last hit songs was “What a Wonderful World,” which, along with “Hello, Dolly,” vied with the Beatles for the top spot on the pop charts during the 1960s and had a recent resurgence on the soundtrack ofRead More



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