By Larry Ruttman,Allan H Selig,Dr. Martin Abramowitz
Most enthusiasts don’t understand how some distance the Jewish presence in baseball extends past a number of well-known gamers reminiscent of Greenberg, Rosen, Koufax, Holtzman, eco-friendly, Ausmus, Youkilis, Braun, and Kinsler. in truth, that presence extends to the baseball commissioner Bud Selig, hard work leaders Marvin Miller and Don Fehr, vendors Jerry Reinsdorf and Stuart Sternberg, officers Theo Epstein and Mark Shapiro, sportswriters Murray Chass, Ross Newhan, Ira Berkow, and Roger Kahn, or even well-known Jewish baseball lovers like Alan Dershowitz and Barney Frank.
The lifestyles tales of those and so forth, off and on the sphere, were compiled from approximately fifty in-depth interviews and organized by means of decade during this edifying and exciting paintings of oral and cultural historical past. In American Jews and America’s Game every person 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 middle of the colourful pantheon of avid gamers who, during the last seventy-five years or extra, have made baseball what it really is. Their tales inform, as no earlier publication has, the heritage of the larger-than-life position of Jews in America’s pastime.
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American Jews and America's Game: Voices of a Growing Legacy in Baseball by Larry Ruttman,Allan H Selig,Dr. Martin Abramowitz