Category: Letters & Notes

Selig Marks 20 Years As Baseball’s Commissioner

September 10 marks the 20 anniversary of Allan H. “Bud” Selig’s election as the ninth commissioner of baseball. The Jewish baseball executive has a variety of memorabilia available to collectors.

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Jewish World Series MVP Profile: Sandy Koufax offers a look at some of Sandy Koufax’s collectibles, one of three Jewish players to win the World Series’ Most Valuable Player Award during the 55-year history of honor. The others include Larry Sherry (1959) and Steve Yeager (1981).

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The Jewish Impact On ‘Moneyball’

The recent opening of Moneyball, the new Jonah Hill/Brad Pitt movie – based on the book by Michael Lewis, Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game – got me thinking about baseball statistics. The chronicling and analysis of players’ on-field exploits has some decidedly Jewish roots and offers Jewish baseball fans a fascinating collecting niche.

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Sports’ Jewish Labor Leaders & Execs

The passing of Labor Day marks a fitting time to pay tribute to the union leaders and front office executives who have made — and continue to make — a significant impact on professional sports. Jewish sports collectors interested in adding memorabilia associated with the major sports’ labor leaders and management have limited, but varied, options.

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