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St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Talkin’ baseball: Jewish Major Leaguers and why we care about them

By Peter Ephross, JTA March 22, 2012

NEW YORK -- Nearly all fans of baseball history have heard of Hank Greenberg. Most have heard of Al Rosen. But fewer have heard of Cal Abrams, and hardly any, it’s safe to say, have heard of Lou Limmer. All four are members of a compelling team -- the...

Baseball star Ryan Braun wins appeal

JTA February 23, 2012

NEW YORK -- Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun won his appeal of his earlier positive test for performance-enhancing drugs. The decision, announced on Thursday, means that Braun -- the reigning National League most valuable player and the first...

Editorial: Designated Hater

December 14, 2011

Reigning National League Most Valuable Player Ryan Braun reportedly failed a drug test for banned substances taken during the 2011 playoffs (See p. 7A).  It looks bad for the Hebrew Hammer - despite his protestations of innocence, 13 players have appealed...

Charlie Cutler

Meet the Jewish trio on the Cardinals’ Double-A farm team

By Lew Prince Special to the Jewish Light July 27, 2011

“I feel so close to the big leagues.”  That’s David Kopp, a right-handed pitcher for the Springfield Cardinals. To be more precise, Kopp is a Jewish right-handed pitcher for the Springfield Cardinals. He’s one of three Jewish prospects on the...

Larry Levin

Judaism and baseball

By Larry Levin Publisher/CEO July 27, 2011

I’m so glad I get to throw out the first pitch for our special Newmark Pages on Judaism and Baseball. Baseball has transcended fandom in my life; call it a borderline addiction.  I recently traveled with my older son Aaron to Kansas City, visiting...

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