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Baseball is seen as the quintessentially American sport with good reason. Emerging by the mid-nineteenth century as the nation's most popular game, baseball provided each new wave of immigrants with an avenue into American culture.
JEWS AND BASEBALL traces the Jewish involvement in the history of the sport from the game's earliest days, through the tumultuous war years to today's All-Star games. By analyzing various stages in this history, including how the legendary Sandy Koufax pioneered rights for players and Hank Greenberg's support of Jackie Robinson, the film demonstrates how Jews shaped baseball, and baseball shaped them.
Narrated by two-time Academy Award® winner Dustin Hoffman, this lively and thorough account of Jewish America's love affair with baseball sheds new light on America's national pastime
Includes interviews with former player Al Rosen, sports historian Maury Allen, celebrity enthusiasts Larry King and Ron Howard, and all-stars Shawn Green and Kevin Youkilis, as well as a rare interview with baseball legend Sandy Koufax.
Bonus Features: Deleted Scenes, Including Exclusive Never-Before-Seen Interview with Sandy Koufax; Sophie Milman Sings Take Me Out To the Ball Game
This is a wonderful documentary. The star of David stitching on the cover picture is emblamatic of the way Jewish players were woven through the fabric of the sport. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Archer A. Jordan
Got this as a gift for a family member's birthday as I knew he didn't have it-and he loves all things baseball! Hope he will enjoy it a lot ( and lend it to me after!)Published 16 months ago by Evanna L. Dunlop
great film. Class enjoyed it. Used it to teach about Jews in baseball along with old cards and balls. Thanks!Published 21 months ago by riette perlman
It was a very interesting book. It surprised me with some of the facts. Not too much else I can say.Published 22 months ago by Larry Schwartz
Gave it to a recuperating friend and he loved it. He is a Jewish history buff and is stuck at home lately.Published 22 months ago by Ed Sanderson
Following the style of Ken Burns magnificent "Baseball" series, this film zeroes is on the role of Jews in Major League Baseball. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Paul A. Moore
Like Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns this tells the story of baseball for the Children of Israel. Somewhat suprising as I never thought anything about this. Read morePublished on August 31, 2013 by ellison