The Big Book of Jewish Baseball

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SP Books, 2001 - Sports & Recreation - 286 pages
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An instant collector's item! The first comprehensive, encyclopebook devoted exclusively to the Jewish contributors to major league baseball. It's packed with:

- rare photos of players -- on and off the field

- complete stats

- rare memorabilia

- exclusive interviews

Here are the well-known and the not-so-well-known histories of Jews who impacted upon the Great American Pastime. These fascinating stories extend far beyond the record strikeouts and round trippers of the legendary Sandy Koufax and Hank Greenberg. There are scores of ballplayers like Lipman Pike, Shawn Green, Cal Abrams and Eddie Zosky, whose little-known life stories will touch or amuse readers of any background.

Beyond lifetime batting averages, there are intriguing descriptions of players like catcher Moe Berg, who served his country as a secret agent during WWII. While the tragic life of Bruce Gardner may bring tears to readers' eyes, the exploits of Clown Princes Al Schact and Max Patkin will have fans rolling with laughter.

Nowhere else will one read tributes to great Jewish baseball executives and owners whose vision built some of history's most successful teams. Al Rosen may have gone from the All-Star team to the front-office Hall of Fame, but some of the most famous self-made success stories of this century honed their competitive spirit on the stickball courts of the immigrant ghettos.

  

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Contents

The Jewish Major Leaguers
15
Cal Abrams 15 Mike Epstein
55
Brad Ausmus 22 Leo Fishel
62
Joe Bennett 29 Mark Gilbert
68
Jack Bloomfield 36 Sid Gordon
74
Lou Brower 41 Louis Heilbroner
83
Andy Cohen 45 Doug Johns
90
Ed Corey 51 Alan Koch
96
Jon Perlman 132 Al Silvera
176
Scott Radinsky 138 Bud Swartz
183
Al Rosen 145 Steve Yeager
189
Minor League Players I 194 Chapter 6 Jewish Participation
221
Jewish Umpires 211 Chapter 8 Scandals Scoundrels
229
Sam Spade on the Basepaths
240
Diamond Tales
243
Brothers in the Lineup
249

Jim Levey 102 Steve Rosenberg
150
Andrew Lorraine 107 Larry Rothschild
156
Erskine Mayer 114 Sid Schacht
163
Samuel Nahem 125 Dick Sharon
170
Ken Holtzman
257
Index
282
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Peter and Joachim Horvitz are a father-son team who know that baseball memories are a great equalizer for any generation gap. They built this uniquely informative and inspirational book with just that in mind. They reside in the Northeast.

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