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Today in Jewish baseball history

1930 — Jimmie Reese hits a fifth-inning grand slam homer as the New York Yankees defeat the Cleveland Indians 7-6.

1938 — Goody Rosen of the Brooklyn Dodgers hits his first of 22 career home runs off Lou Felte in a 7-6 loss to the Boston Braves.

1947 — Al Rosen of Oklahoma City drives in eight runs, and the Indians score six runs in the bottom of the ninth inning of a 13-12 Texas League victory over the Fort Worth Cats in the first game of a doubleheader.

1948 — Sid Gordon’s two home runs, including his third grand slam of the season, help the New York Giants beat the Boston Braves 11-3.

1967 — The Detroit Tigers trade pitcher Larry Sherry to the Houston Astros for Jim Landis.

1999 — Shawn Green of the Toronto Blue Jays goes 2-for-5 in a 6-5 victory over the Baltimore Orioles and begins a 28-game hitting streak.

2003 — Gabe Kapler collects three hits including two home runs and drives in four runs as the Boston Red Sox beat the Florida Marlins 11-7. One day earlier, in his first game with Boston, Kapler goes 4-for-5 with two doubles, a triple and three RBIs in a 10-9 loss to the Marlins.

2008 — Ian Kinsler collects three hits for the third consecutive game as the Texas Rangers beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-1.

2015 — Joc Pederson becomes the third rookie in major-league history to hit 20 home runs before July when he goes deep off Allen Webster in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 10-6 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Final MLB games: Jonah Goldman, 1931; Lefty Weinert, 1931

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

 

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