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Jewish billionaire buys the Baltimore Orioles

Jewish billionaire David Rubenstein buys his hometown Baltimore Orioles.

Jewish billionaire buys the Baltimore Orioles

Outfielder Harrison Bader signs with New York Mets

Outfielder Harrison Bader, whose father is Jewish, signs with the New York Mets.

Outfielder Harrison Bader signs with New York Mets

San Francisco Giants fire Jewish manager after four seasons

San Francisco Giants fire Jewish manager Gabe Kapler after disappointing season.

San Francisco Giants fire Jewish manager after four seasons

Israeli baseball team heads to Poland for tournament

Fourteen youth from the North Israel Little League All Star team to travel to Poland for Little League World Series qualifiers.

Israeli baseball team heads to Poland for tournament

Jewish star Jake Gelof selected in second round of MLB Draft

Gelof’s older brother Zack represented Team Israel in the 2023 World Baseball Classic.

Jewish star Jake Gelof selected in second round of MLB Draft

Baseball and transgender pride – Baseball?

We follow and attend the game to celebrate a homerun, not to celebrate trans pride, but that is what we are getting with our tickets. Op-ed.

Baseball and transgender pride – Baseball?

Team Israel first baseman gets first MLB hit

Spencer Horwitz hit his major league first base hit during his first MLB start with the Toronto Blue Jays.

Team Israel first baseman gets first MLB hit

83-year-old Holocaust survivor throws out 1st pitch at Mets game

Holocaust survivor and longtime Mets fan Leo Ullman threw out the first pitch at Thursday’s game.

83-year-old Holocaust survivor throws out 1st pitch at Mets game

Holocaust survivor throws 1st pitch on 100th birthday

Helen Kahan receives standing ovation after throwing ceremonial first pitch at Tampa Bay Rays - New York Yankees game.

Holocaust survivor throws 1st pitch on 100th birthday

Connecticut middle school baseball team accused of antisemitism

Team's players allegedly engaged in antisemitic and racist behavior, including sharing offensive images.

Connecticut middle school baseball team accused of antisemitism

Yankees outfielder credits Jewish father for career success

Yankee Harrison Bader talks baseball over matzah ball soup and pastrami at Liebman’s Deli.

Yankees outfielder credits Jewish father for career success

Youth baseball clubhouse defaced with vile antisemitic graffiti

Langley little league team's headquarters targeted with antisemitic slurs and swastika.

Youth baseball clubhouse defaced with vile antisemitic graffiti

Ryan Lavarnway, Team Israel veteran, retires from MLB

World Series champ and veteran of Team Israel Ryan Lavarnway to retire after 10 seasons in Major League Baseball.

Ryan Lavarnway, Team Israel veteran, retires from MLB

Israel struck out at the WBC, but its Twitter account was a hit

Fans despaired as Team Israel trailed Puerto Rico 6-0 in the World Baseball Classic, but the team’s Twitter account had a different message.

Israel struck out at the WBC, but its Twitter account was a hit

Israel exits World Baseball Classic with 5-1 loss to Venezuela

With the loss, Israel exits the WBC in fourth place in Pool D with a 1-3 record but will automatically qualify for the 2026 tournament.

Israel exits World Baseball Classic with 5-1 loss to Venezuela

Baseball star Darryl Strawberry now a preacher promoting Israel

Former New York Mets star Darryl Strawberry spoke at a pro-Israel event in his second career as an evangelical minister.

Baseball star Darryl Strawberry now a preacher promoting Israel

How Israel built its most talented baseball roster ever

“The question wasn't ‘Are you Jewish?’ or ‘Are you eligible for Team Israel?' - it was a conversation of ‘do you want to participate?’”

How Israel built its most talented baseball roster ever

Israel's offensive woes continue in loss to Dominican Republic

Israel's tournament will come to an end on Wednesday after they face Venezuela.

Israel's offensive woes continue in loss to Dominican Republic

Team Israel on wrong side of history in second WBC game

Israel held without a base runner for eight innings in 10-0 mercy rule loss to Puerto Rico.

Team Israel on wrong side of history in second WBC game

Israel rallies in the 8th inning to win its first game

Israel puts up three runs in the 8th against Nicaragua's best reliever to win its opener.

Israel rallies in the 8th inning to win its first game

Team Israel loses 11-5 to Miami Marlins

Team Israel plays its first-ever exhibition game against a Major League Baseball team, facing the Miami Marlins.

Team Israel loses 11-5 to Miami Marlins

Team Israel reveals Jewish-themed shoes for upcoming tournament

Team Israel will wear Jewish and Israel themed shoes designed by pitcher Alex Katz at World Baseball Classic tournament.

Team Israel reveals Jewish-themed shoes for upcoming tournament

Team Israel is playing in the 2023 World Baseball Classic

A complete guide to the Word Baseball Classic and Team Israel's run to take it all.

Team Israel is playing in the 2023 World Baseball Classic

Red Sox exec Chaim Bloom faces antisemitism over team’s woes

Boston Red Sox's Jewish chief baseball officer says he has suffered antisemitic harassment and death threats over team's performance.

Red Sox exec Chaim Bloom faces antisemitism over team’s woes

Washington Nationals owner Ted Lerner dies at 97

Lerner, who was raised in an Orthodox Jewish family, purchased the Nationals in 2006, after the team was relocated from Montreal.

Washington Nationals owner Ted Lerner dies at 97

Former MLB-All Stars join Team Israel coaching staff

Brad Ausmus and Kevin Youkilis join Team Israel coaching staff for 2023 World Baseball Classic.

Former MLB-All Stars join Team Israel coaching staff

How an Israeli kibbutznik became a Cincinnati Reds pitching coach

Alon Leichman, the first athlete born in Israel to make it to major league baseball.

How an Israeli kibbutznik became a Cincinnati Reds pitching coach

Yankees outfielder Harrison Bader drops out of Team Israel

New York Yankees outfielder Harrison Bader won't represent Israel at 2023 World Baseball Classic, following injury-plagued 2022 season.

Yankees outfielder Harrison Bader drops out of Team Israel

Hispanic Major League Baseball players visit Israel

Three Hispanic baseball players visit Israel to promote Christian-Jewish ties and to 'proactively' combat antisemitism.

Hispanic Major League Baseball players visit Israel

Jewish ace to win Gold Glove award

Jewish ace Max Fried wins 3rd straight Gold Glove award for best defensive pitcher.

Jewish ace to win Gold Glove award

Team Israel may include current MLBers on next year's roster

In a breakthrough, Team Israel will boast current MLBers on its World Baseball Classic roster.

Team Israel may include current MLBers on next year's roster

Astros manager hopes matzah ball soup will give his team a boost

If the Astros make it to the World Series this month, fans can thank team manager Dusty Baker —and a challah and lots of matzah ball soup.

Astros manager hopes matzah ball soup will give his team a boost

We cheer. Biden jeers.

No, Joe, we are not divided. Americans, by a large margin, prefer the American Dream. And baseball is the proof. Op-ed.

We cheer. Biden jeers.

Listen to legendary Dodgers broadcaster's call of a perfect game

Legendary Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully made a classic call of Sandy Koufax’s perfect game in 1965. Listen to a piece of history.

Listen to legendary Dodgers broadcaster's call of a perfect game

Yankees trade for Jewish pitcher Scott Effross

Rookie Scott Efross has a 2.66 ERA with the Cubs, wears a Star of David necklace when he pitches.

Yankees trade for Jewish pitcher Scott Effross

Jewish Broadway phenom performs at MLB All-Star game

Ben Platt sings US national anthem at MLB All-Star game Tuesday night.

Jewish Broadway phenom performs at MLB All-Star game

All-Star outfielder to play for Team Israel in 2023

Joc Pederson to play for Team Israel in the 2023 World Baseball Classic.

All-Star outfielder to play for Team Israel in 2023

New York Yankees select Jewish pitcher in MLB draft

Eric Reyzelman, from Louisiana State University, selected in the fifth round of the Major League Baseball draft.

New York Yankees select Jewish pitcher in MLB draft

2 players of Jewish descent named to MLB All-Star game

Pitcher Max Fried and outfielder Joc Pederson to represent the National League in the 2022 All-Star game,

2 players of Jewish descent named to MLB All-Star game

Team Israel to get new coach for 2023 World Baseball Classic

Ian Kinsler switches from Team Israel star player to coach for 2023 World Baseball Classic.

Team Israel to get new coach for 2023 World Baseball Classic

Sandy Koufax honored with a statue at Dodger Stadium

Koufax has officially been immortalized with a statue at Dodger Stadium — next to his former teammate, Jackie Robinson.

Sandy Koufax honored with a statue at Dodger Stadium

Celebrating IDF Lone Soldiers at a special NY Yankees ball game

Families of Lone Soldiers hosted by wife of Yankees' president, a chance to meet, share, rejoice.

Celebrating IDF Lone Soldiers at a special NY Yankees ball game

Representing Judaism as a baseball player and Jewish singer

Shlomo Lipman keeps God first - on the field and on the stage.

Representing Judaism as a baseball player and Jewish singer

Elie Kligman's brother to become MLB's next Orthodox draft pick?

Orthodox MLB draft pick Elie Kligman has a younger brother who could follow him to the big leagues

Elie Kligman's brother to become MLB's next Orthodox draft pick?

Watch: Gunfire erupts at little league baseball game

Terrified kids and parents ducked for cover as rival gangs took an internal dispute to the ballpark's parking lot.

Watch: Gunfire erupts at little league baseball game

Designated Hebrew Ron Blomberg, baseball’s 1st designated hitter

49 years ago, Blomberg made history as the first designated hitter in Major League Baseball.

Designated Hebrew Ron Blomberg, baseball’s 1st designated hitter

Sandy Koufax statue to be unveiled at Dodger Stadium

Jewish baseball legend Sandy Koufax will be immortalized with a statue at Dodger Stadium this summer.

Sandy Koufax statue to be unveiled at Dodger Stadium

Red Sox drop player over social media attack on Jewish executive

Boston Red Sox release minor league player Brett Netzer after he blasted team official as 'an embarrassment to any Torah-following Jew.'

Red Sox drop player over social media attack on Jewish executive

'You feel tradition in baseball stadium - like in synagogue'

“You walk into a baseball stadium or a synagogue and you feel the tradition,” says Baseball Hall of Fame's new president.

'You feel tradition in baseball stadium - like in synagogue'

'Hebrew Hammer' named National League 'manager of the year'

Jewish manager Gabe Kapler overwhelmingly voted National League top manager after guiding the San Francisco Giants to 107 wins.

'Hebrew Hammer' named National League 'manager of the year'

Jewish pitcher gives Atlanta 1st World Series win in 26 years

Max Fried pitches Atlanta Braves to first World Series win in over a quarter century.

Jewish pitcher gives Atlanta 1st World Series win in 26 years

Tyler Herron, former Team Israel pitcher, dies at 35

Tyler Herron, former major league baseball prospect, dies at 35 of unknown causes.

Tyler Herron, former Team Israel pitcher, dies at 35

3 Jewish baseball players could make or break 2021 World Series

The World Series is upon us, and there are likely more Jewish players in this year’s edition than there have been in decades.

3 Jewish baseball players could make or break 2021 World Series

Watch: Biden booed at Congressional baseball game

Some members of the crowd can be heard screaming “boo” and “Joe you suck” for Biden's handling of the Afghanistan crisis.

Watch: Biden booed at Congressional baseball game

‘Painfully close’: Baseball team’s PT laments Olympics results

'People were amazed that Israel was competing at such a high level,' says physical therapist for Israel's baseball team.

‘Painfully close’: Baseball team’s PT laments Olympics results

Eric Holtz quits as Team Israel’s baseball manager

After Team Israel failed at the Tokyo Olympics, team manager Eric Holtz steps down following four years at the helm.

Eric Holtz quits as Team Israel’s baseball manager

Israel's baseball team ousted from Olympics

Team Israel knocked out of medal contention after former MLB slugger comes up clutch in the 9th.

Israel's baseball team ousted from Olympics

Loss to South Korea puts Israel on the brink of elimination

Another loss for Israel tomorrow means the end of the tournament for the team.

Loss to South Korea puts Israel on the brink of elimination

Second loss for Israeli baseball team in Tokyo

Israel lost to Team USA today for the second time in a row, with a final score of 8:1.

Second loss for Israeli baseball team in Tokyo

Miami Marlins' Jewish pitcher throws a scoreless inning

Richard Bleier, the lone Jewish player on the Miami Marlins, pitches scoreless inning - on Jewish Heritage Day.

Miami Marlins' Jewish pitcher throws a scoreless inning