Friedman: A league of their own: A Jewish baseball museum, at last

From Gabe Friedman at the Jewish Telegraphic Agency on March 27, 2016:

When Jews visit the baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, they can learn about the two most celebrated members of the tribe who have been inducted into the hallowed museum: Hank “The Hebrew Hammer” Greenberg and Sandy Koufax.

Now they’ll have the chance to find out about the dozens of other Jews who played in the major leagues or made contributions to the game.

Thanks to the effort of a dedicated memorabilia collector, clearly taking Theodor Herzl’s legendary words to heart — “If you will it, it is no dream” — a Jewish baseball museum is, at last, a reality.

Well, make that a virtual reality.

An extensive new website, The Jewish Baseball Museum, is a veritable Jewish baseball nerd’s dream. Set to launch Monday, the site is complete with biographies of nearly all the Jews who made it to the big leagues. There are interviews with former players and prominent baseball-industry types, as well as a timeline of Jewish baseball stories that dates to the 1860s.

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Originally published: March 30, 2016. Last Updated: March 30, 2016.