Lipman Pike hailed from a big Jewish family in Brooklyn and in the years following the Civil War, he became one of baseball’s early stars.
Jews own more than 30% of all major North American pro sports teams. Some are very good - and some are very, very, very bad.
Trump, who was seated in a different suite from the owners, was harshly booed when his image appeared on the Jumbotron.
My connection to this team, of course, does not require an Israeli passport. I am simply a progressive Jew who loves baseball — and Israel.
Israel has become the only team so far besides host country Japan to qualify for next summer’s games.
It was a mitzvah that changed a baseball player’s life.
The legendary Jewish lefty will be immortalized next to the statue of Jackie Robinson.
I remember my feeling of mounting envy and frustration as I watched at least a dozen foul balls sail off the players’ bats and into the upper deck.
‘42’ accurately depicts the hostility Jackie Robinson faced from players and fans. But the film left out a memorable encounter with Hank Greenberg.
The final sentence of the Seder — “Next year in Jerusalem” — is a lot like baseball’s ritualized consolation: “Wait till next year.”