Moe BergKen HoltzmanKevin PillarSteve Stone
Moe Berg was better known for his brains than his accomplishments in the game. He spoke seven languages fluently, and it was said that "he can speak in seven languages, but can't hit in any of them." Educated at Princeton and Columbia Law School, Berg chose baseball as his calling. He spent 15 years as a journeyman catcher and coach for Major League Baseball. Post-baseball career, as a first-class intellect, Berg served as a spy for the precursor to the CIA.
Jeffrey LoriaJerry ReinsdorfEwing KauffmanFred Wilpon
Chicago White Sox and Bulls owner, Jerry Reinsdorf was quoted on the Chicago White Sox Twitter account as saying, “Basketball is just a game. Baseball is a religion, baseball is American.”
Al RosenShawn GreenHank GreenbergRyan Braun
In 2002, Shawn Green's 4-homerun barrage puts Green on the list for arguably the greatest single-game performance in MLB history. In a 16-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers (5/23/2002), Green recorded 19 total bases, which remains the all-time MLB record.
Sunday, August 27, 2017 marks Federation’s third annual Grand Slam Sunday: Jewish Community Day at Nationals Park. More than 1,500 community members join together to connect as a community and celebrate America's favorite pastime.
Sandy KoufaxBarney DreyfussMarvin MillerBub Selig
Marvin Miller was the Executive Director of the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) from 1966 to 1982. Miller brought free agency to baseball, and by osmosis to all other major professional sports. Under Miller's direction, the players' union was transformed into one of the strongest collective bargaining units in the United States. In 1992, Red Barber said, "Marvin Miller, along with Babe Ruth and Jackie Robinson, is one of the two or three most important men in baseball history." His portrait hangs in the Supreme Court of the United States next to his friend, former Justice Arthur Goldberg, the only non-justice and non-lawyer to have that honor.
Steve StoneJason MarquisKen HoltzmanDave Roberts
Stone pitched for four MLB teams between 1971 and 1981. His best year was 1980, when he went 25–7 for the Orioles, won the Cy Young Award and The Sporting News Pitcher of the Year Award, and came in 9th in the AL MVP voting.
Tiger StadiumEbbets FieldShea StadiumCamden Yards
From the Jewish owners and executives to the Jewish players and, of course, fans, Baltimore’s baseball history intertwines with its Jewish identity. And the Baltimore Jewish community even beat its New York brethren for one particular baseball milestone — the first kosher food stand in a Major League Baseball stadium. The stand opened in 1991 at Memorial Stadium and moved with the team to Camden Yards the following year.