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|5 years ago :: May 27, 2011 - 11:11AM #1|
Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story
Great film about Jews who have played professional baseball, includes Hank Greenberg, Sandy Koufax and into the modern era.
The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg (film)
biography of the great Jewish slugger Hank Greenberg, who, among other things, once hit 58 home runs in a single season.
(both Hank Greenberg and Sandy Koufax are also famous for refusing to play on Yom Kippur)
Sandy Koufax: A Lefty's Legacy (book)
(on Amazon.com, can get a used copy for as little as one dollar, plus shipping.
The Baseball Talmud:
The Definitive Position-by-Position Ranking of Baseball's Chosen Players (book)
Designated Hebrew: The Ron Blomberg Story (book)
Ron Bloomberg was a slugger who played for the NY Yankees. He has the distinction of the being the very first designated hitter in the history of baseball.
And here's a neat little blurb about Elliot Maddox, another NY Yankee. He is an African-American man, from NJ, who converted to Judaism: