JEWISH BASEBALL TRIVIAHow well do you know Jewish baseball history? Noted author and Jewish baseball historian Dan Epstein puts you to the test with his questions. See if you qualify to be a mensch.
Jewish Baseball Trivia: Round 2
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YOU ARE A YUTZYou sure you’re even a baseball fan?
YOU ARE A SCHMENDRIKYou know the difference between Hank Greenberg and Shawn Green, but there is still so much more to learn.
YOU ARE A LAYTISHA respectable showing but whaddaya want – a medal?
YOU ARE A MENTSCHVery good! Your knowledge of Jewish baseball is nothing to kvetch about.
YOU ARE A SCHOLARImpressive work! Not for nothing have you studied the glorious history of Jews in the game!
1. QuestionWho was known as the “Rabbi of Swat”?1/13
2. QuestionWhich Jewish owner of a MLB team is the only team owner in North America to have won championships in two different major league sports?2/13
3. QuestionWhich of these MLB players was NOT Jewish?3/13
4. QuestionRed Barber once said that Babe Ruth and Jackie Robinson were two of the three most important men in baseball history. Which Jewish baseball figure was the third?4/13
5. QuestionWho is the only Jewish baseball figure to be honored with a plaque in Yankee Stadium’s Memorial Park?5/13
6. QuestionWho was the first Jewish player to pitch in a major league game?6/13
7. QuestionWho was the first Jewish pitcher to lead a major league in ERA?7/13
8. QuestionWho was the first Jewish ballplayer to appear in a World Series?8/13
9. QuestionWho was the first Jewish player to be featured on a baseball card?9/13
10. QuestionWhich of these Jewish ballplayers did NOT hit home runs in four consecutive at-bats?10/13
11. QuestionWhich Jewish pitcher was the first American Leaguer to throw a complete game shutout in his MLB debut?11/13
12. QuestionWhich Jewish player was the last pitcher to strike out Babe Ruth in an American League game?12/13
13. QuestionWhat was the first major-league baseball stadium with a kosher food concession?13/13SCORING DETAILS0-2 | YutzYou sure you’re even a baseball fan?3-4 | SchmendrikYou know the difference between Hank Greenberg and Shawn Green, but there is still so much more to learn.5-7 | LaytishA respectable showing, but whaddaya want — a medal?8-10 | MentschVery good! Your knowledge of Jewish baseball is nothing to kvetch about.11-13 | ScholarImpressive work! Not for nothing have you studied the glorious history of Jews in the game!BASEBALL STORIESTell us a story.
We'd love to hear it!What does Jewish baseball mean to you? Did you have a brush with greatness? A family story that connects your religion and your love of the game?SPOTLIGHT STORIESYes, the Cubs once had Jewish owner
No, we’re not talking Sam Zell. Meet Albert Lasker. Among other things, he is credited with naming park Wrigley Field.OUR SPONSOR