The Rabbi of Swat

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Michigan State University Press, 1999 - Fiction - 268 pages
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"Yes Virginia dear, there are Jewish baseball players! And Morrie Ginsberg, plucked from his Brooklyn Brownsville neighborhood by New York Giants' John McGraw with the hope of transforming immigrants and their children into generations of new American baseball fans, is one of them. Set in 1927, The Rabbi of Swat follows Morrie's rise as the New York Giant rookie pitcher who leads his team to the National League pennant and wins a chance to do battle with Babe Ruth and the mighty New York Yankees of Murderer's Row fame." "The Giants struggle to win the pennant while the Yankees, led by Ruth's sixty home runs, roll along, culminating in a never-to-be-forgotten World Series with the Babe and Morrie Ginsberg taking center stage. A colorful cast of characters including John McGraw, Rogers Hornsby, Dutch Ruether, Zack Taylor, David Weiss, and New York's most reputable criminal Arnold Rothstein, join the party along the way as it cavorts from Long Island's Blossom Heath Inn, to the Polo Grounds, Yankee Stadium, and beyond. Along the way Morrie even falls in love with Doris, a Radio City Music Hall high-kicking shiksa from Grand Rapids, Michigan, with her own dreams of fame and fortune." "The Rabbi of Swat is an American story, not just in its tales of our national pastime, but in its rich scenes of fathers and sons, struggle and identity, and tight-knit immigrant communities."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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The concept is intriguing: in 1927, Babe Ruth, Sultan of Swat, plays against a Jewish pitcher sportswriters have dubbed the Rabbi of Swat. As Morrie Ginsberg's story unfolds, Ruth comments, finding a ... Read full review


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Peter G. Levine - Peter G. Levine is co-director of the Neuromotor Recovery and Rehabilitation Laboratory, and a researcher with the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Cincinnati Academic Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Levine has been involved in stroke-specific rehabilitation research for almost a decade and has been published in journals and magazines, including the National Stroke Association, "StrokeSmart". Levine also writes a monthly column in "Advance for Physical Therapists" and conducts workshops throughout the US in the area of stroke rehabilitation and neuroplasticity.

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