“In the spirit of a lavish bar mitzvah, The Baseball Talmud skimps on nothing. They’re all herethe greats, the unknowns, the descendants of Abraham and the recently converted. This is the book Bill James would have writtenif he were Jewish.” (Jeremy Schaap, ESPN reporter and author of Cinderella Man)
“What is there to say about a book that, among its many merits, invents the “value-added Judaism” statistic? With high humor and a strong grasp of his facts, Howard Megdal answers questions and addresses issues that Jewish fans have long wondered aboutand fans of other faiths will also enjoy.” (John Eisenberg, author of The Great Match Race)
“Howard Megdal’s witty and informative book gives the definitive rabbinic commentary on the 160Who knew?Jews who played in the Major Leagues. These guys could pitch, field and hit. Plus, they loved their mothers.” (L. Jon Wertheim, Senior Writer, Sports Illustrated and author of Running the Table and Blood in the Cage)
About the Author
Howard Megdal edits The Perpetual Post, writes for ESPN.com, Capital New York, MLBTradeRumors.com and many others. His new book, Taking The Field
, is available for order, with a May 10 release from Bloomsbury.