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The Year Ahead: Tigers Go Jewish. Can They Go to Promised Land?

12/31/2013
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Israelites would grumble that Moses was a terrible skipper, but Joshua had an easier time following him than Brad Ausmus will have following legendary Jim Leyland as manager of the Detroit Tigers. Including interim fill-ins, Ausmus will be Major League Baseball’s fifth Jewish manager (Lipman Pike, Andy Cohen, Norm Sherry, Jeff Newman) going back to 1871, when in the dawn’s early light of baseball, Pike was player-manager of the Troy Haymakers, and later the Hartford Dark Blues and Cincinnati Reds. (Lou Boudreau was among a few managers with one Jewish parent, but the family considered itself Christian).

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus, right: Move over, Lipman Pike. Photo via Tigers.com

Brad Ausmus To Manage Detroit Tigers

Connecticut native gained experience managing Israel's national ballclub.

11/04/2013
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Retired major league baseball player Brad Ausmus, who managed the Israeli national team’s bid for the World Baseball Classic last year, was named the manager of the American League Detroit Tigers. The Tigers announced the hiring of Ausmus, 44, on Sunday, making him the only current Jewish manager in Major League Baseball. Ausmus was a catcher for four teams, including the Tigers, in his playing days.

Brad Ausmus dons a Tigers jersey Sunday with CEO and president David Dombrowski. Photo via Tigers/MLB.com

Ending Suspension, Tigers' Delmon Young Says 'I'm Not Anti-Semitic'

05/07/2012

 

Delmon Young, the Detroit Tigers outfielder arrested in New York for allegedly attacking a group of men and making anti-Semitic remarks, apologized for his actions after a week-long suspension was lifted.

Tigers Outfielder Suspended Over Alleged Anti-Semitic Spat Here

05/01/2012

Delmon Young, the Detroit Tigers outfielder arrested in New York for allegedly attacking a group of men and making anti-Semitic remarks, was suspended without pay for seven days.

His loss of pay amounts to more than $250,000, according to the Detroit News. Young will not contest the suspension.

Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig announced the suspension Monday night, saying that "An incident like this cannot and will not be tolerated.

Hold That Tiger: Detroit Outfielder Benched After 'Anti-Semitic' Incident

05/01/2012

Delmon Young, the Detroit Tigers outfielder who was arrested in New York for allegedly attacking a group of men and making anti-Semitic remarks, was suspended without pay for seven days.

The suspension is retroactive to April 27, when he was placed on the restricted list. His loss of pay amounts to more than $250,000, according to the Detroit News. Young will not contest the suspension.

Tigers Outfielder Arrested After Drunken Anti-Semitic Outburst In New York, Cops Say

04/27/2012

Detroit Tigers outfielder Delmon Young was arrested outside of a New York hotel for allegedly attacking a group of men and making anti-Semitic remarks.

Young was arrested early Friday morning outside of the Hilton in Midtown Manhattan, where he was staying before a series with the New York Yankees begins on Friday night.

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