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Team Israel baseball at the Tokyo Olympics. Source: Team Israel Baseball/Facebook.

Team Israel’s Olympic baseball hopes end after loss to Dominican Republic

Team Israel baseball’s hopes of an Olympic medal ended on Tuesday after it lost a game in dramatic fashion to the Dominican Republic. It lost 7-6 to the Dominicans after former MLB All-Star José Bautista drove in a walk-off, RBI...
Elie Kligman. Source: Instagram/Elie Kligman.

‘It’s a moment I will never forget,’ says Washington Nationals draft pick Elie Kligman

Jewish baseball history was made for a second time this week when on Tuesday, 18-year-old Elie Kligman, an Orthodox Jewish teen from Nevada, was drafted by the Washington Nationals. Kligman, who keeps kosher and will...
Jacob Steinmetz. Source: Twitter.

Jacob Steinmetz becomes first Orthodox Jew drafted into MLB to play for Arizona

History was made in Major League Baseball on Monday as 17-year-old Jacob Steinmetz, an Orthodox Jewish boy from Woodmere, N.Y., in Nassau County on Long Island, was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the...
Team Israel played against the FDNY (Fire Department of New York) in Brooklyn, N.Y., before embarking on a series of exhibition games on the East Coast that will see them fly to Tokyo to compete in the Summer Olympic Games, July 11, 2021. Photo by Howard Blas.

Back to baseball in Brooklyn and on to Tokyo for Team Israel

For Team Israel and members of the media who spent three tense, very exciting nights at Maimonides Park in Coney Island, N.Y., back in September 2016, July 11 was a true homecoming. Team Israel played...
Gwen Goldman standing for the national anthem at a New York Yankees game. Source: New York Yankees/Twitter.

Jewish mom fulfills 60-year-old dream of being bat girl for New York Yankees

A Jewish mom finally got to be a bat girl for the New York Yankees on Monday night 60 years after her request was originally turned down because of her gender, ESPN reported. Gwen Goldman, 70, a...
Team Israel baseball, headed to the Tokyo Summer Olympics, to take place from July 23 to Aug. 8. Photo by Margo Sugarman.

Team Israel baseball submits expanded roster for Tokyo Summer Olympics

The general manager of the Team Israel baseball has submitted an expanded roster of 44 players to the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC), baseball’s international governing body and the organizer of the baseball competition at the...

Israeli Little Leaguers warm up for ‘Field of Peace’ tournament in Dubai

In America’s Northeast, where the snow continues to fall, spring and baseball seem like distant dreams. But in Israel, spring is in full bloom, and baseball season is already underway. The dedicated members of...

September 30: The World Series on television

Baseball’s World Series was broadcast on television for the first time starting on this date in 1947. Viewing of the seven-game series, in which the all-white New York Yankees would defeat the newly integrated...

September 10, 1947: Al Rosen, “The Hebrew Hammer”, played in his first major...

Al Rosen, third baseman and slugger with the Cleveland Indians for the entirety of his ten-year career, played in his first major league game on this date in 1947. Rosen had already acquired the...
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Meet Joc Pederson

Dodger fans have been aching for a World Series Championship since 1988 when they beat the Oakland Athletics in 5 games. This was the series where Kirk Gibson hit his infamous homerun in game 1. Dodger...