By Larry Ruttman,Allan H Selig,Dr. Martin Abramowitz
Most enthusiasts don’t know the way a long way the Jewish presence in baseball extends past a number of recognized avid gamers comparable to Greenberg, Rosen, Koufax, Holtzman, eco-friendly, Ausmus, Youkilis, Braun, and Kinsler. actually, that presence extends to the baseball commissioner Bud Selig, hard work leaders Marvin Miller and Don Fehr, proprietors Jerry Reinsdorf and Stuart Sternberg, officers Theo Epstein and Mark Shapiro, sportswriters Murray Chass, Ross Newhan, Ira Berkow, and Roger Kahn, or even recognized Jewish baseball lovers like Alan Dershowitz and Barney Frank.
The lifestyles tales of those and so on, off and on the sphere, were compiled from approximately fifty in-depth interviews and organized via decade during this edifying and unique paintings of oral and cultural background. In American Jews and America’s Game all people talks approximately turning out to be up Jewish and working with Jewish identification, assimilation, intermarriage, destiny viability, spiritual observance, anti-Semitism, and Israel. each one tells approximately being in the course of the colourful pantheon of gamers who, during the last seventy-five years or extra, have made baseball what it's. Their tales inform, as no prior ebook has, the historical past of the larger-than-life function of Jews in America’s pastime.
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