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October 26, 2006

Jewish baseball roundup

According to this article, there are 13 Jews who have played major league baseball at some time this season. How do we know? To some extent, you have to rely on self-identification. It would be pretty unseemly to say, "Let me see your clippings."

The article is headlined, "2006 wasn’t bad for Jewish players." Yes, and 1912 wasn't bad for the Titanic. Eh, you read it and decide. Seems rather slim pickins to me. You're certainly never going to get a list like Jewish Nobel Prize winners. "Great Jewish baseball players" would be the title of one of those really thin books.

All I can say is that with the influx of talented Latino ballplayers, now's a good time to be a Catholic.