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U.S. Businessmen May Launch Israeli Baseball League

The Israel Baseball League’s web site boasts a full slate of games, fun tidbits about players, and even a tongue-in-cheek take on “Baseball in the Time of Our Forefathers.” And “as one would expect, the majority of this season’s players will be of Jewish extraction,” the site trumpets.

Trouble is, the league went bust in 2007 after heavy financial losses; the most recent scheduled game took place three years ago. But that’s not stopping a team of American businessmen from trying to launch a new professional baseball league in Israel, according to YNet News. The entrepreneurs, including an unnamed owner of the New York Yankees, met with Israeli Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Regional Development Silvan Shalom and Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat last week with hats in hand for funds to build a stadium and promote the league.

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