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September 11, 2013

The Days of Awe and Baseball

Howard Megdal ranks all the Jews in MLB history in The Baseball Talmud.

David Goldenberg

It's always bothered me that Jewish people seem to have trouble coming up with clever nicknames for their Semitic sports heroes. (Is there even one moderately talented, moderately Israelite basketball player who hasn't been labeled the Jewish Jordan at some point?) I was particularly verklempt about the state of baseball, as every single chosen slugger—from Hank Greenberg to Al Rosen to Ryan Braun—seems to be called the Hebrew Hammer.

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