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  Elul 13, 5767 , 27/08/07

N.Y. Orthodox Softball: The Coach Makes a Minyan

The Orthodox Bungalow Baseball League formed by New York Jews made headlines in The New York Times, which reported on the 30-year-old league of observant softball players on 40 different teams. The nine players plus the coach gives each team the chance to form a "minyan" of 10 people, the minimum needed for public prayer.

The players don the traditional "kippa" head covering on the fields in the Catskill Mountains. One team is made up of rabbis, highs school principals and pen importers.

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