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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Why this will be the most Jewish World Series in baseball history

One group is happy with this match-up, however — Jews. Baseball has gifted us the most Jewish Series in history. Consider:

This is first Series with four Jewish players on active rosters, the first with multiple Jewish players on each team, and the first in which three Jewish players should appear. The previous record was in 1959, when the Los Angeles Dodgers had pitchers Sandy Koufax and Larry Sherry (who won Series MVP) and the Chicago White Sox had pitcher Barry Latman, who did not appear in the Series. (Sherry’s brother Norm, a catcher, played a few games for the Dodgers that season, but was not on the roster).

The Braves have left-handed starter Max Fried and outfielder Joc Pederson, who are among the best pairs of Jewish teammates. The Astros have third-baseman Alex Bregman and third-string catcher Garrett Stubbs. Bregman and Fried had Bar Mitzvahs.


RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 26, 2021 at 11:34 AM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. reech Posted: October 26, 2021 at 11:44 AM (#6049117)
Oy vey
   2. . . . . . . Posted: October 26, 2021 at 02:46 PM (#6049166)
Wait the article and the excerpt here have different texts THERE IS A MISSING JEW
   3. . . . . . . Posted: October 26, 2021 at 02:47 PM (#6049167)
oh its because Garrett Stubbs was left off the roster ANTISEMITISM BANG THOSE CANS YOU JEW HATING ASTROS
   4. Rally Posted: October 27, 2021 at 10:03 AM (#6049351)
Of the 4 names only Bregman sounds Jewish. Though probably guessing by name is more likely to be wrong than right. From the early 2000’s:

David Eckstein was not a Jew

Kevin Youkilis was. He was not Greek. Though an ancestor from Romania had once moved to Greece and changed his name. He was not actually a divine being with a sphere of influence over free passes.

O.J. Simpson was not a Jew. But guess who is, hall of famer Rod Carew (he converted).
   5. Adam Starblind Posted: October 27, 2021 at 11:47 AM (#6049366)
People named Fried are often (most often?) Jewish.
   6. Nasty Nate Posted: October 27, 2021 at 12:39 PM (#6049371)
Framber Valdez hung some matzoh balls out there last night
   7. Howie Menckel Posted: October 27, 2021 at 01:08 PM (#6049375)
I wonder if Austin Riley is the lone Irish player on either roster.

we should empanel a blue-ribbon committee to try to rectify this wrong.
   8. Nasty Nate Posted: October 27, 2021 at 01:37 PM (#6049384)
I wonder if Austin Riley is the lone Irish player on either roster.
Chas McCormick? Jake O'Dorizzi?

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