Baseball
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Jewish baseball players were a sporting and social phenomenon of the United States from the 1920s to the 1960s. Although Jewish players were never as numerous in the professional baseball leagues as they were in basketball or boxing, they included stars like Buddy Myer, Hank Greenberg, and Sandy Koufax. Baseball was above all a game of the second generation of Jewish immigrants …

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Moshe Zimmermann, Jerusalem and Noah Benninga, Jerusalem, “Baseball”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 19 September 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0078>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170409



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