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Title American Jews and America's game : voices of a growing legacy in baseball / Larry Ruttman ; foreword by Bud Selig ; introduction by Martin Abramowitz.
Author Ruttman, Larry, author.
Publication Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2013]
Description xxxii, 510 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Call # 796.35708 R
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 493-497) and index.
Contents The 1930s. Henry "Hank" Greenberg, Hall of Fame infirlder and outfielder, revelaing the survival of American Judaism generation by generation.
The 1940s. Thelma "Tiby" Eisen and Anita Foss : baseball players and pioneers for women's rights, in a league of their own -- Dr. Martin Abramowitz : originator of Jewish major leaguers baseball cards -- Barney Frank : fan and congressman.
The 1950s. Al Rosen : first-ever unanimous Most Valuable Player selection, the luckiest Jew alive -- Alan Dershowitz : from Avi the bum and ballplayer to Alan the professor, defender, and civil libertarian -- Sol Gittleman : first-generation Jewish American, realizing the American dream -- Howard Goldstein, esquire : Jewish baseball memorabilia collector, preserving memory Jewish-style -- Roger Kahn : author of the classic baseball book The Boys of Summer.
The 1960s. Sandy Koufax : pitcher nonpareil and perfect gentleman -- Murray Chass : Hall of Fame New York Times scribe -- Ira Berkow : New York Times journalist, author, Pulitzer Prize winner, and Jewish son -- Rabbi Michael Paley : unorthodox Orthodox Rabbi -- Art Shamsky : Hank Greenberg redux -- Ross Newham and David Newhan : hall of fame sports scribe and majjor league baseball player, father and son.
The 1970s. Marvin Miller : baseball game changer and former executive director of the major league baseball players association -- Ken Holtzman : winningest Jewish major league pitcher ever, observant Jew -- Ronald Shapiro and Mark Shapiro : father and son, the merging of Judiasm into America -- Ron Blomberg : designated Hebrew -- Marty Appel : former New York Yankees public relations director -- Joel Mael : vice chairman of the Florida Marlins, Orthodox Jew -- Elliot Maddox : major league outfielder, black convert to Judiasm.
The 1980s. Donald Fahe : former executive director of the major league baseball players association -- Jerry Reinsdorf : owner of the Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Bulls -- Steve Hertz : major league infielder, legendary college coach -- Al Clark : longtime major league umpire, fallen and redeemed.
The 1990s. Allan H. "Bud" Selig : innovative and controversial commissioner of major league baseball -- Jeffrey Maier : fan and tenth player -- Andrew Zimbalist : baseball's economist -- Leon Feingold : Israel baseball league player of the year, Jewish physical and mental giant -- Alan Schwarz : New York Times columnist and Author -- Marvin Goldklang : multiple minor league team owner and baseball man of influence -- Brad Ausmus : gold glove catcher -- Randy Levine : president of the New York Yankees.
The 2000s. Theo Epstein : the youngest general manager in major league baseball history -- Gabe Kapler : major league outfielder and minor league manager -- Craig Breslow : major league relief pitcher, Yale University graduate -- Jeffrey Gurock : professor of Jewish history at Yeshiva University, Orthodox Jew, and sportsman -- Stuart Sternberg : from Canarsie to Tampa Bay to by way of Wall Street -- Kevin Youkilis : Euclis, the Greek God of Walks.
The 2010s. Darren Harrison-Panis : on course to be a major league baseball owner -- "Superman" Sam Fuld : outfielder nonpareil -- Ian Kinsler : major league all-star second baseman.
Summary Nearly fifty in-depth interviews. Each personality delas with Jewish identity, intermarriage, future viability, religious observance, anti-Semitism, and Israel.
Subject Jewish baseball players -- United States -- Biography.
Jews -- Cultural assimilation -- United States.
Baseball -- Religious aspects -- Judaism.
Baseball -- United States -- History.
Jews -- United States -- Interviews.
ISBN 9780803264755 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0803264755 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780803253438 (paperback)
0803253435 (paperback)

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