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Rabbi Yosef Langer on a yacht before the San Francisco Giants’ home opener, July 28, 2020.
SF Giants’ first home game blessed by seafaring ‘Rally Rabbi’

Rabbi Yosef Langer blew his shofar to bless the Giants, who faced off against the San Diego Padres.

By GABRIEL GRESCHLER/JTA
01/08/2020
Pending COVID-19 test results, Yankees, Phillies set to start series

It is even possible the teams could play a doubleheader Tuesday, but the more likely scenario is a single game Tuesday followed by a doubleheader in the Bronx on Wednesday or Thursday.

By REUTERS
28/07/2020
Giants' Jewish manager Kapler becomes first coach to kneel during anthem

According to multiple media reports, other Giants who took a knee were outfielders Austin Slater, Jaylin Davis and Mike Yastrzemski as well as first base coach Antoan Richardson.

By REUTERS , MARC BRODSKY/JTA
21/07/2020
What Hank Greenberg’s friendship with Jackie Robinson can teach us today

Who would have imagined that some 70 years after the Greenberg-Robinson exchange, it would be an African-American athlete who would call out his own community on prejudice against Jews?

By RABBI ELLIOT COSGROVE/JTA
14/07/2020
Jewish ex-baseball player offers to teach athletes about antisemitism

Kevin Youkilis has long been famous for his Jewish heritage.

09/07/2020
Cincinnati removes Marge Schott's name at stadium due to her antisemitism

Schott, who owned the Reds from 1984 to 1999, was banned from managing the team in 1996 after she spoke admiringly of Adolf Hitler.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
25/06/2020
MLB closes all spring sites as COVID-19 spreads - reports

The Blue Jays shut their training site in nearby Dunedin, Fla., after a player exhibited symptoms of COVID-19, multiple media outlets reported.

By REUTERS
20/06/2020
Kevin Youkilis: Rename Marge Schott Stadium over her antisemitism

“I will never let our family name be next to someone that was filled with such hatred towards our Jewish community,” Youkilis said his father told him.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
10/06/2020
Boston Red Sox, Ruderman to address mental health under lockdown

Red Sox fans will select 12 mental health organizations to win grants of up to $10,000.

Musings from an All-Star baseball lifer

Newest Team Israel member Ian Kinsler reflects on 14-year MLB career, Olympic opportunity

By JOSHUA HALICKMAN
15/04/2020
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