Monthly Archives: September 2014

Anniversary of Hank’s Yom Kippur stand

Today is the 80th anniversary of Hank Greenberg’s historic decision to sit out a pennant race game to observe the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur. On September 19, 1934, without Hank, the Tigers lost 5-2 against the Yankees. It was the … Continue reading

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Hammerin’ Hank Greenberg is honored at Comerica Park Jewish Heritage Day

On Sunday, September 14th, Detroit fans celebrated one of the all-time Tigers greats for the most famous game he didn’t play. Hank Greenberg sat out September 19th, 1934 to observe Yom Kippur and earned the enduring respect of both Jewish … Continue reading

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Dominican ballplayers share food with one another

James Wagner for The Washington Post reports on the “informal food network” that exists among Dominican players in Major League Baseball. More ballplayers hail from the Dominican Republic than any other foreign country, and many of them make opposing Dominican … Continue reading

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