JEWISH BASEBALL STORIES
You don't have to be big leaguer, owner or general manager to have a memorable experience in baseball. Readers share their stories of how they were touched by the game.
How ‘America’s No. 1 fan’ spent 45 summers with Connie Mack and A’s
A reader shares a story about her grandfather, Hyman Pearlstone:
Beginning in 1906, my grandfather spent one month with the team for 45 years. He was considered a good luck charm for the A’s and had a special seat to Mr. Mack’s left in the dugout. Hyman warmed up the pitchers in the morning before a game. In 1909, the New York World Telegram published a long story calling him “America’s No. 1 Baseball Fan.” Thirty years later, the Sporting News carried a feature about his unique position.
Jackie Robinson tells Rabbi about discrimination: I felt same way Jews did
A Rabbi recalls a memorable meeting with Jackie Robinson prior to a World Series game. He said: “Jackie, I want to give a sermon about this World Series Opener and you’re the key to it. Could you please tell me how, after nine years in the majors, you feel about the experience?”