Baseball

Yankees Offer Youkilis $12 Million

12/08/2012 - 19:00

The New York Yankees reportedly offered Jewish free agent Kevin Youkilis a one-year, $12 million contract.

Youkilis, a three-time All Star for the Boston Red Sox before being traded to the Chicago White Sox in June, was leaning toward accepting the offer, a source told The New York Times.

The offer would have Youkilis play third base, replacing Alex Rodriguez, who is expected to be sidelined until next June because of hip surgery. The Cleveland Indians are also said to be interested in signing Youkilis, according to the Times. 

Larsen's Perfect Decision

Few of us have the chance to achieve perfection.

Don Larsen did, 56 years ago, earlier this month, in sports.

A unremarkable pitcher for the N.Y. Yankees, Larsen pitched a perfect game – no hits, no walks, no men on base at all – in the 5th game of the 1956 World Series, beating the Brooklyn Dodgers’ Sal Maglie, an outstanding player who pitched an outstanding two-run five--hitter that day.

Don Larsen: Making history in '56 World Series

God’s Favorite Ballplayer

10/09/2012 - 20:00

“I f God had to choose His favorite baseball player of all time, who would He pick? Babe Ruth? Ted Williams? Sandy Koufax?”

That was the question Rabbi Beni Krohn, the assistant rabbi at Rinat Yisrael, a Modern Orthodox congregation in Teaneck, N.J., posed to his congregants at the outset of a sermon during the Sukkot holiday.

Cal Ripken Jr.: A role model of consistency.

A Strike For Perseverance

Add one more name to the list of Jewish baseball players who have had an at-bat in the major leagues.

One at-bat.

Adam Greenberg, arguably the most prominent Jew in sports in recent weeks, walked to home plate last week, bat in hand, for the first time in 2012. It was the first – and probably final – official at-bat of his pro career, on the penultimate day of the regular season.

Adam Greenberg: At-bat, finally

In Second At-Bat, Greenberg Strikes Out

Jewish major leaguer took a pitch to the head in 2005
10/02/2012 - 20:00

Adam Greenberg, a baseball player who was hit in the head by a pitch during his first major league at-bat for the Chicago Cubs in 2005, struck out in his second ever appearance in the major leagues.

A Jewish Batter Gets Back To The Bigs

09/27/2012 - 20:00
Staff Writer

In the aftermath of Aly Raisman's glittering triumph at this past summer's Summer Olympics in London, a different kind of Jewish sports hero is now making headlines.

After seven years out of the show, Adam Greenberg has signed a contract for a single at-bat.

The Errors Of Ours Ways

The text of my reading material last week on the eve of Rosh HaShanah was about people making errors. The subtext: some errors are never forgotten, never wiped clean, stain a person’s reputation forever.

I wasn’t reading Days of Repentance theology. I was reading The New York Times sports pages.

Bill Buckner

Closer To Home: Of Baseball, Faith And Family

05/14/2012 - 20:00
Editor And Publisher

When I was growing up, baseball was all about fathers and sons.

I am grateful that my Dad transmitted his love of the game to my older brother and me, and am reminded of it each spring, when the promise of a new season still fills me with childlike excitement.

Gary Rosenblatt

Play Ball! 20 Great Coaching Questions From The Baseball Field

04/11/2012 - 20:00
Jewish Week Online Columnist

To those of us who love the game, baseball is more than just a sport. It’s a lens through which we view the world and a training ground for learning valuable life lessons.

Deborah Grayson Riegel

Baseball Star Ryan Braun Wins Appeal

02/23/2012 - 19:00

NEW YORK (JTA) -- Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun won his appeal of his earlier positive test for performance-enhancing drugs.

The decision, announced on Thursday, means that Braun -- the reigning National League most valuable player and the first Jew to earn that distinction in nearly five decades -- will avoid a 50-game suspension.

Braun's suspension was overturned by an an arbitrator in what is believed to be the first time a baseball player has successfully challenged a drug-related grievance. No reasoning for the ruling was given.

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