My father was Phil Weintraub Sr., who played 500 games over eight seasons (1938-44) in the major leagues (Giants, Reds and Phillies).
By the way, he finished with a lifetime .295 batting average, which in today’s world would give him about a $10 million paycheck!
My best memory was when my mother came home one day in Chicago and told my grandmother she had met a nice Jewish boy that day. My grandmother promptly asked my mom what this nice Jewish boy did for a living. So she told her that he played baseball.
My grandmother promptly replied, “No dear, that’s a game, what does he do for work?”
Mom replied again, “He plays baseball!”
Grandma replied, “Jews don’t play baseball, they are usually doctors, lawyers … or, they own the team.”
True story. They were happily married for 50 years!