The Baseball Talmud

Monday, July 13, 2009

Howard Megdal gives a historical narration of Major League Jewish Baseball in America, with all the stats, facts, stories, and glory. He also uses modern sabermetrics to determine the greatest Jewish players at each position, who would be on an all-time Jewish All-Star Team, and how that team would rate against the greatest teams in baseball history in his book The Baseball Talmud.


Howard Megdal

Comments [4]

joel from Brooklyn

The Baseball Talmud - why? The biggest waste of air time to date on the Lopate show.

Really ridiculous - please don't allude to this comment as being antisemitic - it is not.

Jul. 13 2009 01:23 PM
Matt from NYC

I thought this was interesting. I read it before, but from wikipedia:

"Braun" was, coincidentally, the family name of Sandy Koufax, until his mother remarried and he took his stepfather's name. "There's no [family] connection that I know of," Braun said, "but it's kind of cool."[4] In another coincidence, Braun lived for a time with his maternal grandfather in a house that previously belonged to Jewish Hall of Fame outfielder Hank Greenberg.[3] Braun's grandfather has lived in the house for over 40 years.[16]

Jul. 13 2009 01:17 PM

Sarah Hughes - Olympic Gold Medalist!!!!

Jul. 13 2009 01:09 PM
Joe Adams from Bergen County, New Jersey

Could Howard comment on Jewish or half-Jewish ball players who were not thought of as beeing Jewish (Lew Boudreau had a Jewish mother - not known during his playing days). As a kid in 1941, I met a guy who said he was the son of Heinie Groh, a 1920s infielder for the NY Giants whose real name was Joseph Grohman and was either Jewish or half-Jewish.

Jul. 13 2009 08:01 AM

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