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.

Baseball Stories

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?”

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Impact of Ken Holtzman’s first no-hitter on a young Jewish boy

It is funny the things you remember when you were a kid. No matter how the wiring in the brain gets frayed, there are indelible images that time can’t touch. Kenny Holtzman’s first no-hitter was one of those memories for me. Not only was it a huge sports moment in my early evolution as a fan, but it was one of the first times I could remember having a keener sense of a Jewish identity.

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