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Famous Jews in Baseball

Famous Jews
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A list of famous Jewish baseball players. These 71 Jewish athletes are an inspiration to every Jew & athlete out there, whether you're a fan of Baseball or just a fan of great athleticism in general. Personally, I'm a fan of both, which is why I've been building this whole series of lists celebrating famous Jewish athletes.
Sandy Koufax is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Jews in Baseball
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Sanford "Sandy" Koufax is a retired American baseball player. A left-handed pitcher, he played his entire Major League Baseball career for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers, from 1955 to 1966. He retired at the peak of his career, and in 1972 became the youngest player ever elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, aged 36 years and 20 days. Koufax's career peaked with a run of six outstanding seasons from 1961 to 1966, before arthritis in his left elbow ended his career prematurely at age 30. He was named the National League's Most Valuable Player in 1963. He also won the 1963, 1965, and 1966 Cy Young Awards by unanimous votes, making him the first three-time Cy Young winner in baseball history ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 84

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Teams: Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Brooklyn Dodgers

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Lou Boudreau is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Jews in Baseball
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Louis "Lou" Boudreau was an American Major League Baseball player and manager. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1970. He was also a radio announcer for the Chicago Cubs of the National League. In 1948, he won the American League Most Valuable Player Award and managed the Cleveland Indians to the World Series title. Boudreau was an eight-time All Star Game selection, starting three times. He won the 1944 AL batting title, and led the league in doubles in 1941, 1944, and 1947. He led AL shortstops in fielding eight times. Boudreau still holds the record for hitting the most consecutive doubles in a game, set on July 14, 1946. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 84 (1917-2001)

Nationality: France, United States of America

Birthplace: Harvey, Illinois

Teams: Boston Red Sox, Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Indians

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Brad Ausmus is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Jews in Baseball
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Bradley David Ausmus (born April 14, 1969) is an American baseball former catcher and current manager for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball (MLB). In his 18-year MLB playing career, Ausmus played for the San Diego Padres, Detroit Tigers, Houston Astros, and Los Angeles Dodgers. He was also the manager of the Tigers and of the Israel national baseball team. A 1987 draft pick of the New York Yankees, he chose to alternate between attending Dartmouth College and playing minor league baseball. He then had an 18-year major league playing career with the San Diego Padres, Detroit Tigers, Houston Astros, and Los Angeles Dodgers. During his playing days he was an All Star in 1999, a ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 50

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut

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Craig Breslow is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Jews in Baseball
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Craig Andrew Breslow is an American professional baseball left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball. He has also played for the San Diego Padres, Cleveland Indians, Minnesota Twins, Oakland Athletics, and Arizona Diamondbacks. As a senior at Yale University, where he majored in molecular biophysics and biochemistry, he led the Ivy League with a 2.56 ERA. He was drafted in the 26th round by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2002, and debuted in the Major Leagues with the San Diego Padres in 2005. Through 2013, he held major league batters to a .217 batting average with runners in scoring position. While he was long considered a lefty specialist, he has been successful against ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 39

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut

Teams: Boston Red Sox, Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Twins, + more

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