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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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New York Times blogs about Hank Greenberg

Michael Beschloss posted about Hank Greenberg for The Upshot, a blog at NYTimes.com. Beschloss writes about how, as the first Jewish star in Major League Baseball, Greenberg faced what today we would call hate speech from opponents and fans. Many … 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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Links roundup: Hank Greenberg

The Ciesla Foundation was pleased to see The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg get a mention from across the pond in the Irish sports journal, TheScore.ie. Yesterday, TheScore named Aviva Kempner’s 1999 film their “Sports Film of the Week,” … Continue reading

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Go Visit “Becoming American” at Philly’s Jewish Culture Museum

I had a wonderful time last week at the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia. I visited the museum for the opening of “Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American,” a great new exhibit that shows how the game … Continue reading

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Veeck’s Son Dusts Off Old Idea and Crowdsources the Umpiring

Pat Borzi, NY Times ST. PAUL — The left-handed batter tried to check his swing in the first inning. In a reflex honed through thousands of innings behind the plate, Dwight Childs, a catcher for the St. Paul Saints of … Continue reading

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Tigers great Virgil Trucks dies at 95

Known for having thrown two no hitters and a World Series win during his 17 year career, Trucks passed away from pneumonia last Saturday. He remained a part of the of Tigers organization in different roles until his death. Featured … Continue reading

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