Monthly Archives: April 2014

The Tigers at Wrigley Field

As Chicago celebrates the 100th anniversary of its “friendly confines” in Wrigley Field, many commentators are looking back at the Cubs’ century-long championship drought. The Cubs have reached the World Series a number of times since taking residence at Wrigley … Continue reading

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2014 set of Jewish Major Leaguer Baseball Cards released

Just been looking at my friend Marty Abramowitz’s new set of Jewish baseball cards, the 2014 Update edition, produced in association with the National Museum of American Jewish History’s Jews in Baseball exhibit. It has all 21 Jewish players in … Continue reading

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New Book Features The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg

The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg receives critical attention in a new essay by Zachary Ingle published in the collection Identity and Myth in Sports Documentaries. Praising the film for its “emphasis on Jewish identity, as well as its … Continue reading

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Aviva Kempner appears on Jewish Historical Society panel about Jews and Baseball

I celebrated opening day in D.C. a day early by participating in a panel on Jews and baseball at the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington. I had a wonderful time discussing Hank Greenberg and other great Jewish ballplayers with … Continue reading

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Greenberg honored in Shalom Life’s “Jewish Hall of Fame”

Zak Edwards at Shalom Life (a Canadian Jewish news outlet) has written a great summary of Hank Greenberg’s life and career for the magazine’s recurring “Jewish Hall of Fame” series. From the article: Baseball may be America’s favourite pastime, but … Continue reading

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National Youth Baseball Academy brings sunlight to a rained out exhibition day

The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg was dedicated to the return of baseball to Washington, D.C. Happily, professional baseball came back to us in the nation’s capital in 2005. The city agreed to pay for the stadium, and the … Continue reading

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