Welcome to JewishBaseballMuseum.com, a site dedicated to telling the compelling stories of the Jewish players, executives and others who have had a profound impact on the game. Listen to Bud Selig explain the importance of the Jewish heritage in baseball.
Jewish Baseball History
DATING BACK TO THE 1800s
The history of Jews in baseball dates back to Lipman Pike, one of the game’s first stars in the 1800s. Track the timeline to learn about the historical moments.
Sandy Koufax wasn’t the first Jewish pitcher for the Dodgers to be named the World Series MVP. That distinction goes to Larry Sherry. After pitching 5 games in 1958, he burst on to the scene with the Dodgers in 1959. Only 23, he compiled a 2.19 ERA in 23 games. Then he saved his best for the World Series against the White Sox. He completed all four of the Dodgers victories with a stellar 0.71 ERA in 12 2/3s innings. As if that wasn’t enough, he also had 2 hits in 4 at bats.
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JEWISH BASEBALL NEWS
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Yes, the Cubs once had Jewish owner
No, we’re not talking Sam Zell. Meet Albert Lasker. Among other things, he is credited with naming park Wrigley Field.