JEWISH PLAYERS BY FRANCHISE

  • Chicago White Sox24
  • Baltimore23
  • San Francisco22
  • Detroit21
  • Oakland19
  • Chicago Cubs19
  • Philadelphia18
  • Minnesota18
  • Boston18
  • Houston18
  • Cincinnati17
  • Cleveland17
  • LA Dodgers16
  • Pittsburgh14
  • St. Louis14
  • NY Mets12
  • San Diego11
  • Texas10
  • LA Angels10
  • NY Yankees10
  • Atlanta9
  • Milwaukee8
  • Toronto7
  • Miami7
  • Kansas City6
  • Arizona6
  • Colorado5
  • Seattle4
  • Tampa Bay4
  • Washington2

CAREER LEADERS: BATTING

Through 2021 Season

Average
Player AVG
Pike, Lipman .322
Greenberg, Hank .313
Braun, Ryan .296
Weintraub, Phil .295
Blomberg, Ron .293
Rosen, Goody .291
Arnovich, Morrie .287
Rosen, Al .285
Danning, Harry .285
Gordon, Sid .283
Green, Shawn .283
Bregman, Alex .281
Cohen, Andy .281
Youkilis, Kevin .281
HOMERUNS
Player HR
Braun, Ryan 352
Greenberg, Hank 331
Green, Shawn 328
Kinsler, Ian 257
Gordon, Sid 202
Rosen, Al 192
Youkilis, Kevin 150
Lieberthal, Mike 150
Pederson, Joc 148
Epstein, Mike 130
Bregman, Alex 117
Pillar, Kevin 97
Valencia, Danny 96
Kapler, Gabe 82
HITS
Player HITS
Green, Shawn 2003
Kinsler, Ian 1999
Braun, Ryan 1963
Greenberg, Hank 1628
Ausmus, Brad 1579
Gordon, Sid 1415
Lieberthal, Mike 1155
Rosen, Al 1063
Youkilis, Kevin 1053
Pillar, Kein 933
Danning, Harry 847
RBI
Player RBI
Greenberg, Hank 1276
Braun, Ryan 1154
Green, Shawn 1070
Kinsler, Ian 909
Gordon, Sid 805
Rosen, Al 717
Youkilis, Kevin 618
Lieberthal, Mike 610
Ausmus, Brad 607
Danning, Harry 397
Valencia, Danny 397
Bregman, Alex 397
RUNS SCORED
Player RUNS
Kinsler, Ian 1243
Green, Shawn 1129
Braun, Ryan 1080
Greenberg, Hank 1050
Gordon, Sid 735
Ausmus, Brad 718
Youkilis, Kevin 653
Rosen, Al 603
Lieberthal, Mike 534
Pillar, Kevin 459
Danning, Harry 363
STOLEN BASES
Player SB
Kinsler, Ian 243
Braun, Ryan 216
Green, Shawn 157
Ausmus, Brad 102
Pillar, Kevin 92
Kapler, Gabe 77
Bohne, Sammy 75
Maddox, Elliott 60
Greenberg, Hank 58
Pike, Lipman 50
GAMES PLAYED
Player GAMES
Ausmus, Brad 1971
Green, Shawn 1951
Kinsler, Ian 1888
Braun, Ryan 1766
Gordon, Sid 1475
Greenberg, Hank 1394
Lieberthal, Mike 1212
Kapler, Gabe 1104
Youkilis, Kevin 1061
Rosen, Al 1044
JEWISH HOMERS OFF JEWISH PITCHERS
Ron Blomberg off Lloyd Allen, July 21, 1972
Hank Greenberg off Harry Eisenstat, May 27, 1940
Ryan Braun off Scott Feldman, April 21, 2013
Richie Scheinblum off Ken Holtzman, May 21, 1975
Kevin Youkilis off Al Levine, Aug. 8, 2004
Mike Lieberthal off Jason Marquis, July 20, 2002
Shawn Green off Jason Marquis, Sept. 10, 2004
Ryan Braun off Jason Marquis, April 22, 2013
Sid Gordon off Sam Nahem, Sept. 17, 1948
Dick Sharon off Dave Roberts, Sept. 7, 1975
Lou Limmer off Saul Rogovin, May 2, 1951
Al Rosen off Saul Rogovin, July 6, 1953
Shawn Green off Scott Schoeneweis, April 28, 1999 and two on June 15, 2002
Gabe Kapler off Scott Schoeneweis, July 26, 2000 and Sept. 30, 2001
Ron Blomberg off Steve Stone, July 11, 1973
Jeff Newman off Steve Stone, May 7, 1979 and July 10, 1979
Brad Ausmus off Justin Wayne, May 18, 2004
Sammy Bohne off Lefty Weinert, July 8, 1922
LONGEST MLB HITTING STREAKS
28 -- Shawn Green, Blue Jays, 1999
28 -- Gabe Kapler, Rangers, 2000
25 -- Ian Kinsler, Rangers, 2008
23 -- Kevin Youkilis, Red Sox, 2007
23 -- Ryan Braun, Brewers, 2011
20 -- Al Rosen, Indians, 1953
HIT INTO TRIPLE PLAYS
Jimmie Reese, June 1, 1930, Yankees vs. Red Sox, first base to shortstop
Morrie Arnovich, July 12, 1937, Phillies vs. Giants, right field to catcher to shortstop to third base
Ian Kinsler, May 23, 2005, Tigers vs. Astros, third to second to first
Kevin Pillar, Sept. 8, 2017, Blue Jays vs. Tigers, third to second (Ian Kinsler) to first
MOST GRAND SLAMS
11 -- Hank Greenberg
9 -- Shawn Green, Al Rosen
8 -- Ryan Braun
7 -- Sid Gordon
4 -- Mike Lieberthal
3 -- Brad Ausmus, Alex Bregman, Ike Davis, Mike Epstein, Kevin Pillar, Danny Valencia
SILVER SLUGGER AWARD WINNERS
1999 -- Shawn Green, Toronto OF
2005 -- Jason Marquis, St. Louis P
2008 through 2012 -- Ryan Braun, Milwaukee OF
2019 -- Alex Bregman, Houston 3B
2021 -- Max Fried, Atlanta P
GOLD GLOVE AWARD WINNERS
1999 -- Shawn Green, Toronto OF
1999 -- Mike Lieberthal, Philadelphia C
2001, 2002, 2006 -- Brad Ausmus, Houston C
2007 -- Kevin Youkilis, Boston 1B
2016 -- Ian Kinsler, Detroit 2B
2018 -- Ian Kinsler, L.A. Angels/Boston 2B
2020, 2021 -- Max Fried, Atlanta P
MAJOR AWARD WINNERS
Hank Greenberg -- 1935 and 1940 AL MVP
Al Rosen -- 1953 AL MVP
Sandy Koufax -- 1963 NL MVP; 1963, 1965 and 1966 Cy Young; 1963 and 1965 World Series MVP
Ryan Braun -- 2007 NL Rookie of the Year, 2011 NL MVP
Steve Stone -- 1980 AL Cy Young
Alex Bregman -- 2018 All-Star Game MVP
Larry Sherry -- 1959 World Series MVP
Gabe Kapler -- 2021 NL Manager of the Year

CAREER LEADERS: PITCHING

Through 2021 Season

WINS
Player WINS
Holtzman, Ken 174
Koufax, Sandy 165
Marquis, Jason 124
Stone, Steve 107
Roberts, Dave 103
Pelty, Barney 92
Mayer, Erskine 91
Feldman, Scott 78
Latman, Barry 59
Sherry, Larry 53
ERA
Player ERA
Pelty, Barney 2.63
Koufax, Sandy 2.76
Mayer, Erskine 2.96
Fried, Max 3.34
Breslow, Craig 3.45
Holtzman, Ken 3.49
Sherry, Larry 3.67
Roberts, Dave 3.78
Eisenstat, Harry 3.84
Latman, Barry 3.91
STRIKEOUTS
Player K's
Koufax, Sandy 2396
Holtzman, Ken 1601
Marquis, Jason 1174
Stone, Steve 1065
Roberts, Dave 957
Feldman, Scott 882
Latman, Barry 829
Pelty, Barney 693
Sherry, Larry 606
Schoeneweis, Scott 568
SAVES
Player K's
Sherry, Larry 82
Allen, Lloyd 22
Latman, Barry 16
Roberts, Dave 15
Eisenstat, Harry 14
APPEARANCES
Player GAMES
Schoeneweis, Scott 577
Breslow, Craig 576
Grabow, John 506
Holtzman, Ken 451
Roberts, Dave 445
Levine, Alan 416
Sherry, Larry 416
Koufax, Sandy 397
Marquis, Jason 377
Latman, Barry 344
INNINGS PITCHED
Player IP
Holtzman, Ken 2867
Koufax, Sandy 2324
Roberts, Dave 2099
Marquis, Jason 1968
Pelty, Barney 1908
Stone, Steve 1788
Mayer, Erskine 1427
Feldman, Scott 1386
Latman, Barry 1219
Schoeneweis, Scott 972
NON PITCHERS ON THE MOUND
Ike Davis, Oakland, April 21, 2015 (1 inning, no hits); Aug. 16, 2015 (1 inning, 1 hit, 1 walk, 1 strikeout).
Sam Fuld, Tampa Bay, Sept. 2, 2013 (one-third inning, no hits).
Milt Galatzer, Cleveland, Aug. 28, 1936 (6 innings, 7 hits, 3 runs, 5 walks, 3 strikeouts).
Ian Kinsler, San Diego, Aug. 12, 2019 (1 inning, 1 hit, 2 walks).
Sam Mayer, Washington, Sept. 17, 1915 (0 innings, 2 walks).
Jeff Newman, Oakland, Sept. 14, 1977 (1 inning, 1 hit, 1 hit batter).
Kevin Pillar, New York Mets, Aug. 15, 2021 (one-third inning, no hits).
Danny Valencia, Baltimore, Aug. 8, 2018 (one-third inning, 1 strikeout).
20-GAME WINNERS
27 -- Sandy Koufax, Dodgers, 1966
26 -- Sandy Koufax, Dodgers, 1965
25 -- Sandy Koufax, Dodgers, 1963
25 -- Steve Stone, Orioles, 1980
21 -- Erskine Mayer, Phillies, 1914
21 -- Erskine Mayer, Phillies, 1915
21 -- Ken Holtzman, Athletics, 1973
OPENING-DAY STARTERS
Barney Pelty, Browns, 1908
Erskine Mayer, Phillies, 1918
Saul Rogovin, White Sox, 1953
Sandy Koufax, Dodgers, 1964
Ken Holtzman, A's, 1972
Dave Roberts, Astros, 1973
Dave Roberts, Astros, 1974
Dave Roberts, Tigers, 1977
Steve Stone, White Sox, 1978
Steve Stone, Orioles, 1981
Scott Schoeneweis, Angels, 2001
Scott Feldman, Rangers, 2010
Scott Feldman, Astros, 2014
Scott Feldman, Reds, 2017
Max Fried, Braves, 2021
JEWISH BATTERIES
Harry Feldman and Harry Danning, 1940s Giants
Sandy Koufax and Norm Sherry, 1959-62 Dodgers
Larry Sherry and Norm Sherry, 1959-62 Dodgers
Saul Rogovin and Joe Ginsberg, 1950-51 Tigers
Jason Hirsh and Brad Ausmus, 2006 Astros
Craig Breslow and Ryan Lavarnway, 2012 Red Sox
Eli Morgan and Ryan Lavarnway, 2021 Indians
JEWISH PITCHER, CATCHER AND BATTER
May 2, 1951 -- Tigers' Saul Rogovin (P) and Joe Ginsberg (C) vs. A's Lou Limmer (home run)
Aug. 14, 2013 -- Red Sox's Craig Breslow (P) and Ryan Lavarnway (C) vs. Jays' Kevin Pillar (strikeout)
June 22, 2021 -- Indians' Eli Morgan (P) and Ryan Lavarnway (C) vs. Cubs' Joc Pederson (2 strikeouts, 2-run double)
PITCHERS WHO PLAYED IN THE WORLD SERIES
Erskine Mayer, 1915 Phillies, 1919 White Sox
Sandy Koufax, 1959, 1963, 1965, 1966 Dodgers
Larry Sherry, 1959 Dodgers
Ken Holtzman, 1972, 1973, 1974 Athletics
Steve Stone, 1979 Orioles
Scott Schoeneweis, 2002 Angels
Jason Marquis, 2004 Cardinals
Scott Feldman, 2011 Rangers
Craig Breslow, 2013 Red Sox
Ryan Sherriff, 2020 Rays
Max Fried, 2021 Braves

Player Records

RECORDS OWNED BY JEWISH BASEBALL PLAYERS
Shawn Green: 19 total bases. (May 23, 2002)
Shawn Green: 7 home runs over a three-game period. (May 23-25, 2002)
Kevin Youkilis: 2,002 consecutive chances without an error at first base (ended June 7, 2008)
Kevin Youkilis: 238 consecutive errorless games at first base (ended June 7, 2008).
Jake Pitler: 15 putouts at second base in a 22-inning game (Aug. 22, 1917)
Art Shamsky: 3 homers, most in game player didn't start. (Aug. 12, 1966)
TIED RECORDS
4 Consecutive Home Runs:
Hank Greenberg
Art Shamsky
Shawn Green
Mike Epstein
TALLEST PLAYERS
6-foot-8 -- Nate Freiman, Jason Hirsh, Michael Schwimer
6-foot-7 -- Bill Hurst
6-foot-6 -- Aaron Poreda, Scott Feldman
6-foot-5 -- Bob Tufts, Wayne Rosenthal, Hy Cohen, Jeff Stember
6-foot-4 -- Shawn Green, Rowdy Tellez, Max Fried, Ryan Sadowski, Ike Davis, Josh Zeid, Jon Moscot, Brad Goldberg, Alan Koch
SHORTEST PLAYERS
5-foot-4 — Reuben Ewing, Jesse Baker
5-foot-6 — Eddie Mensor
5-foot-7 — Marv Rotblatt, Ike Samuls, Bill Cristall, Jonah Goldman, Lou Rosenberg, Happy Foreman.
5-foot-8 — Jake Pitler, Lipman Pike, Phil Cooney, Alta Cohen, Max Rosenfeld, Sammy Bohne, Bob Berman, Heine Scheer
OLDEST CURRENT LIVING PLAYERS
Moe Savransky -- Born Jan. 13, 1929
Don Taussig -- Born Feb. 19, 1932
Sandy Koufax -- Born Dec. 30, 1935
Art Shamsky -- Born Oct. 14, 1941
Randy Cardinal -- Born March 30, 1942

ADDITIONAL STATISTICS & RECORDS

GAMES INVOLVING MOST JEWISH PLAYERS
09/25/1938 Phi at Bro
Total: 5
Morrie ArnovichPhi
Eddie FeinbergPhi
Goody RosenBro
Fred SingtonBro
Phil WeintraubPhi
10/02/1938 Bro at Phi (DH Game #2)
Total: 5
Morrie ArnovichPhi
Eddie FeinbergPhi
Goody RosenBro
Fred SingtonBro
Phil WeintraubPhi
10/02/1938 Bro at Phi (DH Game #1)
Total: 5
Morrie ArnovichPhi
Sam NahemBro
Goody RosenBro
Fred SingtonBro
Phil WeintraubPhi
09/24/1938 Phi at Bro
Total: 4
Morrie ArnovichNYG
Harry DanningNYG
Harry FeldmanNYG
Sid GordonNYG
09/19/1978 CWS at Oak (DH Game #1)
Total: 4
Ross BaumgartenCWS
Ron BlombergCWS
Jeff NewmanOak
Steve StoneCWS
11/03/2021 Atl at Hou (World Series Game 6)
Total: 4
Garrett StubbsHou
Joc PedersonAtl
Max FriedAtl
Alex BregmanHou
NO HITTERS
312 in MLB history through 2021
Sandy Koufax, LAD - 6/30/1962
Sandy Koufax, LAD - 5/11/1963
Sandy Koufax, LAD - 6/04/1964
Sandy Koufax, LAD - 9/09/1965
Ken Holtzman, ChC - 8/19/1969
Ken Holtzman, ChC - 6/03/1971
CYCLES
334 in MLB history through 2021
Harry Danning, NYG - 6/15/1940
Ian Kinsler, Tex - 4/15/2009
GAME EJECTIONS
27 — Brad Ausmus (10 as player, 17 as manager)
12 — Ian Kinsler
10 — Jake Pitler (1 as player, 9 as coach)
7 — Ryan Braun
5 — Gabe Kapler (1 as player, 4 as manager), Saul Rogovin
4 — Harry Danning, Al Rosen, Danny Valencia, Kevin Youkilis
3 — Jose Bautista, Mike Epstein, Hank Greenberg, Jeff Newman (1 as player, 1 as manager, 1 as coach), Joc Pederson, Phil Weintraub
2 — Sammy Bohne, Jim Levey, Kevin Pillar, Goody Rosen, Al Schacht (both as a coach), Dick Sharon, Larry Sherry (1 as player, 1 as coach), Lefty Weinert
1 — Morrie Arnovich, Ike Davis, Harry Eisenstat, Scott Feldman, Sam Fuld, Shawn Green, Joe Ginsberg, Ken Holtzman, Alan Koch, Jason Marquis, Erskine Mayer, Jimmie Reese, Rowdy Tellez
STADIUM FIRSTS
Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles) — Winning pitcher, Sandy Koufax, April 11, 1962; perfect game, Koufax, Sept. 9, 1965.
Pacific Bell Stadium (San Francisco) — Sacrifice fly, Shawn Green, April 12, 2000.
Ballpark at Disney’s Wide World of Sports (Lake Buena Vista, Fla.) — Loss, Scott Feldman, May 15, 2007; hit batter, Feldman vs. Jonny Gomes, May 16, 2007.
Comiskey Park (Chicago) — Win and shutout, Barney Pelty, July 1, 1910.
Cashman Fields (Las Vegas) — Single, Shawn Green, April 1, 1996.
Riverfront Stadium (Cincinnati) — No-hitter, Ken Holtzman, June 3, 1971.
Municipal Stadium (Cleveland) — Sacrifice fly, Al Rosen, April 15, 1954.
STADIUM LASTS
The Coliseum (Los Angeles) — Home run, Larry Sherry; win, Sandy Koufax; wild pitch, Koufax; hit batter, Koufax vs. Billy Williams, Sept. 20, 1961.
Tiger Stadium (Detroit) — Stolen base, Gabe Kapler; putout, Brad Ausmus, Sept. 27, 1999.
Busch Stadium II (St. Louis) — Balk, Jason Marquis, Sept. 9, 2005.
Shea Stadium (New York) — Loss, Scott Schoeneweis, Sept. 28, 2008.
League Park (Cleveland) — Putout, Hank Greenberg, Sept. 21, 1946.
Veterans Stadium (Philadelphia) — Save, Jason Marquis, Sept. 28, 2003.
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