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Jewish Women of the AAGPBL

The 20th anniversary Blu-Ray edition of A League of Their Own, the 1992 hit film about the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL), the WWII women’s baseball league, was recently released. Three Jewish women — Thelma “Tiby” Eisen, Anita Foss, and Blanche Schachter — played in the AAGPBL. A fourth alumnae — Margaret Wigiser — is the child of an Orthodox Jewish father, although she doesn’t herself identify as Jewish. All of the women have baseball cards available to Jewish baseball collectors, and a host of other AAGPBL memorabilia exists.

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Jewish World Series MVP Profile: Larry Sherry

During the 55-year history of the World Series’ Most Valuable Player Award, three Jewish players have won a total of won a total of four MVP trophies. This includes Larry Sherry (1959), Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax (1963 and 1965), and Steve Yeager (1981), who converted to Judaism after his career. Interestingly, all three played for the Los Angeles Dodger when they captured the honors. Today, JewishSportsCollectibles.com offers a look at some of the Larry Sherry’s collectibles.

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