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Today in Jewish baseball history

1935 — Jake Pitler is named manager of the Portsmouth (Ohio) Pirates of the Class C Middle Atlantic League. He will spend one season in Portsmouth before moving up to Wilkes-Barre of the Class A New York-Penn League.

1949 — Harry Chozen is named player/manager at Pine Bluff (Ark.) of the Class C Cotton States League. The Cardinals will go 156-120 in two seasons under Chozen.

1979 — The San Francisco Giants sign former Chicago Cubs pitcher Dave Roberts as a free agent. Roberts will go 0-2 with a 2.57 ERA in 26 games with the Giants before finishing the season pitching in 21 games for Pittsburgh.

In memoriam

Sammy Samuels, infielder, 1964 (age 90)

Recent transactions (2024)

Washington Nationals — Invited non-roster LHP Richard Bleier to spring training.

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

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