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Aviva Kempner & The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg @ SABR 43 in Philadelphia

Aviva Kempner with John Rosengren, Aug 1, 2013 I had the greatest time presenting at the annual SABR conference in Philadelphia on August 1st.  The conference allowed me to show over an hour of new extras added to The Life … Continue reading

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Miggy threatens Greenberg’s RBI record

Way back in 1935, Hank Greenberg set the mark for RBIs collected before the All-Star break. Hammerin’ Hank had 103 by July 8th of that year, a record that still stands. Despite a torrid first half, Greenberg inexplicably failed to … Continue reading

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Hank Greenberg: The Hero of Heroes

John Rosengren’s great new biography of Hank Greenberg, entitled Hank Greenberg: The Hero of Heroes, will be released next month. As in his other books, Rosengren’s keen sense of historical context informs his account of the most prominent Jewish baseball … Continue reading

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Yankees welcome back Jeter

The postseason is the worst possible time for a key player to get injured. The team obviously had a successful season or they would not be there, and all of a sudden one of the main reasons for that success … Continue reading

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Slow season for Winter Meetings

For baseball nerds like myself who at this time a year are glued to their favorite blogs during the game’s winter meetings to find out who signed or was traded where, the time has come to relax, at least for … Continue reading

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Large contracts in the modern era

Go look at the list of MLB free agents this offseason, then come back. How’d it look beyond Josh Hamilton and Zack Greinke? And even those two players come with flaws. Hamilton has a well documented history of drug addiction … Continue reading

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Aviva talks Greenberg at Brandeis luncheon

Last Wednesday, May 16th, Aviva Kempner spoke at a luncheon for the Brandeis National Committee at the Lakewood Country Club in Rockville, MD. Ms. Kempner showed the work in progress version of The Rosenwald Schools and addressed the audience about … Continue reading

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