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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...
Alex Bregman, Houston Astros. Credit: Keith Allison via Wikimedia Commons.

Did we need another Sandy Koufax?

The story of Sandy Koufax choosing not to pitch on Yom Kippur is one of the great narrative tales of modern American Jewish life. Depression-era slugger Hank Greenberg was also a role model for...
Danny Valencia, No. 19 (left, in the air) and Nick Rickles after Team Israel's win in Game 5 against South Africa. Photo by Margo Sugarman.

Home run: Danny Valencia goes from the Sunshine State to the Jewish state

For most parents, having a son play on a Major League Baseball team would be a dream come true. For Danny Valencia’s parents, it isn’t quite enough. Though proud of his baseball career, which has...
Israel’s national baseball team, 2018. Source: Israel Baseball Association.

Israeli baseball team qualifies for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

For the first time, Israel’s national baseball team will vie for gold at the Olympic Games, having qualified in a match against South Africa on Sunday, just days after Israeli gymnast Linoy Ashram secured a place...
Players for Team Israel stand for the national anthem during a game in the European Championships. Photo by Margo Sugarman.

‘Miracle Team Israel:’ On the road to competing in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

When the Miracle Mets won the World Series in 1969, baseball was virtually unknown in Israel. Israel had come out victorious in the Six-Day War only two years earlier, the first field was built...
Cleveland Indians outfielder Yasiel Puig at Camp Simcha on Aug. 19, 2019. Credit: Screenshot.

Baseball star Puig visits Jewish camp for kids with cancer, other illnesses

Cleveland Indians outfielder Yasiel Puig had what he said was “one of the best days of his life” by visiting Camp Simcha, a Jewish camp for kids battling cancer and other terminal diseases in...