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Today in Jewish baseball history

1939 — Jimmie Reese gets his first minor-league managing job, replacing Ken Penner at Bellingham (Wash.) of the Western International League. Unable to get Bellingham out of last place, he will hold the job only until mid-August.

1939 — Goody Rosen has three hits including a leadoff home run in the Brooklyn Dodgers’ 6-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Game summary

1944 — Joe Ginsberg drives in the winning run in the 15th inning as Jamestown defeats Wellsville in a Pennsylvania-Ontario-New York (PONY) League game.

1945 — Goody Rosen’s two-run homer in the 14th inning helps the Brooklyn Dodgers secure a 6-3 victory over the New York Giants. Game summary

1949 — Eighteen players — including Harry Feldman of the New York Giants and Murray Franklin of the Detroit Tigers — who had jumped to the outlaw Mexican League have their major-league eligibility reinstated by Commissioner A.B. Chandler.

1967 — Mike Epstein, playing his first game for the Washington Senators, hits his first of 130 career home runs off Thad Tillotson in a 4-2 loss to the New York Yankees. Epstein’s hit is a 200-foot drive down the left-field line that rolls for an inside-the-park homer. Game summary

1971 — Steve Ratzer pitches a no-hitter and Alvin Osofsky drives in both runs as Bowne High School in Queens defeats George Washington 2-0 for the New York Public Schools Athletic League championship at Yankee Stadium. Ratzer (10-0) strikes out eight and walks two.

1978 — Steve Stone of the Chicago White Sox pitches a three-hitter with six strikeouts in a 2-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians. Game summary

1999 — Tony Schrager of the Lansing Lugnuts hits a team-record three home runs in a Midwest League game.

2008 — The New York Mets draft Arizona State first baseman Ike Davis in the first round with the 18th pick overall. Stanford left-hander Jeremy Bleich also goes in the first round, to the New York Yankees as the No. 44 pick. 2008 draft picks

2011 — Richard Bleier of Frisco is named Texas League Pitcher of the Week.

2018 — St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Ryan Sherriff undergoes Tommy John surgery on his left elbow and is sidelined for the rest of the season.

2019 — Cohen Stadium, named for major-league brothers Andy Cohen and Syd Cohen, is demolished 19 years after it opened as home for the minor-league El Paso Diablos. The site becomes the 48-acre Cohen Entertainment District, featuring a water park, open spaces, shopping and restaurants.

MLB debut: Jon Moscot, 2015

Final MLB game: Ed Mayer, 1958

Today’s transaction (2023) — Atlanta Braves transferred LHP Max Fried from the 15-day injured list to the 60-day injured list.

Items based on the author’s “Day by Day in Jewish Sports History” (KTAV, 2008)




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