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Sandy Koufax: A Lefty’s Legacy

Raise your hand if you, like me, are tired to the cliche about the thinnest publication being a treatise on Jewish sports heroes (or some riff thereon). It is therefore with an understandable sense of pride that I recommend Jewish Jocks: An Unorthodox Hall of Fame. While this collection of 50 essays isn’t just about […]

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Franklin Foer and Marc Tracy, co-editors of Jewish Jocks: An Unorthodox Hall of Fame will discuss their project on Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Sixth and I Synagogue in Washington, DC at 7 p.m. In addition, Jane Leavy, author of Sandy Koufax: A Lefty’s Legacy and The Last Boy, will be on hand, as will […]

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Bits and pieces

February 5, 2011 · 2 comments

Another attempt to catch up on almost-forgotten items: An assessment of the 2011 Topps card set. Maybe it’s the nostalgia talking, but this looks like a set I’d like to have. Nice look, but there’s something about it that seems almost like a throwback to the days I was collecting (which I haven’t done for […]

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TWIBB: Nov. 12, 2010

November 12, 2010 · 0 comments

The top baseball books, according to Amazon.com as of Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. Title Rank General The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America’s Childhood, by Jane Leavy 1 Beyond Belief: Finding the Strength to Come Back, by Josh Hamilton and Tim Keown 2 Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, […]

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