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Jewish Major Leaguers in Their Own Words: Oral Histories of 23 Players Paperback – March 5, 2012
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"a worthy addition to Jewish baseball fans' bookshelves" --Joshua Platt, Jewish Book Council/Jewish Book World
"an intimate feeling of what life was and is like as a Jewish Major Leaguer" -- Washington Jewish Week
"an easy read" -- Publishers Weekly
"I highly recommend it"-- The Kentucky Democrat
About the Author
Martin Abramowitz is the president of Jewish Major Leaguers, Inc., which documents American Jews in baseball and sponsored many of the interviews in this book.
Top Customer Reviews
Not only was it done in the players' own words with little editing, something that made the book all the more real to me, but they also talked about the things that mattered most to them. And I was impressed, but not surprised, that most of them talked about playing on the Sabbath or on major Jewish holidays and what their parents thought about it. That was THE issue for me and my friends as well.
Equally important is the implied message in the book...history matters if for no other reason that it enriches the game for those who come after. While there's always been an historical bent to baseball among players and fans, most of it was transmitted in the stories players told to teach other....stories that many fans never heard or that got changed over time and their retelling.Read more ›
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Delightful book and useful for me in preparing some lectures on Washington's Jewish ballplayers.