Detroit all-star second baseman Ian Kinsler talks Hank Greenberg, Chipper Jones and defying expectations
Ian Kinsler, Ryan Braun and Alex Bregman are among the top Jewish baseball stars to look out for in 2017.
Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler and manager Brad Ausmus make up the rarest of baseball combos: a Jewish player reporting to a Jewish manager.
Major League Baseball teams are making the great trek north from spring training sites to begin the new season. 10 Jewish players are likely to make the big league journey.
There were two Jewish players on the rosters for baseball’s All-Star Game last night. That makes about 2.5% of a total of 78 guys. So what, you ask? J.J. Goldberg explains.
For the first time, Jewish ballplayers could win most valuable player awards in both baseball leagues. We’ll keep our fingers crossed for Ian Kinsler and Ryan Braun.
As Jordan Farmer plays a steady back-up role for the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals and Kevin Youkilis, Ryan Braun and Ian Kinsler all rank in the top five in MLB All-Star voting at their respective positions – Braun, a Milwaukee Brewer, leads all National League outfielders – three other Jewish American athletes will be gunning for sports glory in the coming weeks.
We’ve come a long way from the joke about the “leaflet on Famous Jewish Sports Legends” presented to a character in the movie “Airplane” after he requests some “light reading.” The baseball season may still be young, but some of the most terrifying and productive players so far are Jewish.