Jews are the proverbial "people of the book"
("Am HaSefer"). Jewish athletes are no different.
There is a long tradition of Jewish baseball players writing books.
So much so that it probably merits a future entry devoted to the topic.
Consider, briefly, the works of:
- Mike Epstein: The
Mental Side of Hitting
- Steve Stone: Teach
Yourself How To Win
- Al Schacht: Clowning
- Norm Miller: … Norm Who?
- Ron Blomberg: Designated Hebrew
- Hank Greenberg: The Story of My Life
Breslow is the author of the foreward to The Mudville Heritage: Baseball in Folklore and
Fiction by Tristam Potter Coffin. I've requested a review copy from publisher Rvive Books, and will review the book here when it arrives.
In the meantime, Mudville Heritage is, for those who collect books and signed books, a cool addition to the Jewish baseball library. I'm going to attempt to get Breslow to sign my copy of the book. I'll report back on results at a later date.