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Elie Kligman. Source: Instagram/Elie Kligman.

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

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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

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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...
Israeli-American pitcher Dean Kremer, starting for the Baltimore Orioles, on April 6, 2021. Source: Screenshot.

Israel makes history at ‘The House That Ruth Built’

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Baltimore Orioles pitcher Dean Kremer holds the distinction of being the only Israeli to pitch at “The House That Ruth Built.” After Tuesday night’s start against the Yankees in New York City, he reported that...

September 30: The World Series on television

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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...

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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...
Roger Waters of the rock group Pink Floyd. Credit: Jethro/Wikimedia Commons.

MLB to stop advertisements for Roger Waters after backlash from Jewish groups

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Following backlash from Jewish groups, Major League Baseball (MLB) said it will no longer run advertisements promoting anti-Israel activist and BDS supporter Roger Waters’ upcoming North American tour. MLB.com had been among the organizations sponsoring...
U.S. President Donald Trump with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at Ben-Gurion International Airport on May 23, 2017. Credit: Kobi Gideon/GPO.

Mariano Rivera: From pitching baseball to pitching Israel

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Legendary closer. Thirteen-time All-Star. Five-time World Series champion (earning the WS MVP in 1999). Devout Christian. Israel advocate. On July 21, New York Yankees icon Mariano Rivera, 49, will be inducted into the Baseball Hall...
Seven of the American League's 1937 All-Star baseball players, from left: Lou Gehrig, Joe Cronin, Bill Dickey, Joe DiMaggio, Charlie Gehringer, Jimmie Foxx and Hank Greenberg. All seven would be elected to the Hall of Fame. Credit: Harris & Ewing via Wikimedia Commons.

Forget about the ‘Jewish home-run record’

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The story is designed to appeal to baseball fans, as well as that curious subset of people who obsess about the role of Jews in America’s national pastime. Last week, Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan...