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Hillel Kuttler, JTA
Hillel Kuttler, JTA

Baseball historian loves fact and legend alike

CATSKILL, NY — The past escorts John Thorn home from the moment he greets a visitor at a 139-year-old railroad station, crosses the Rip Van Winkle Bridge and arrives at...

Schneeweis nets a year’s tuition at CSU with half-court shot

THE basketball goal that Ellen Schneeweis bought for her four sons as a Chanukah present in 2008 drew Andrew, the second oldest, to practice shot after shot. Some...

Brad Ausmus moves from Israeli baseball to MLB

From the Holy Land to the Detroit Tigers BALTIMORE — Almost from the moment they met him, several officials and players with Israel’s national baseball team said they...

The quest to honor an Arab hero doctor

BALTIMORE — For Carla Greenspan, the news was upsetting: A relative by marriage of the man who saved her mother’s life during the Holocaust was spurning an award from...

Sox have high hopes for Breslow

BOSTON — When Craig Breslow entered Saturday night’s playoff game against the Detroit Tigers, FOX broadcaster Tim McCarver hailed the Boston Red Sox reliever — a Yale...

Israeli non-sports fan designs the gift for Manny Rivera

BALTIMORE — Needing a gift for retiring New York Yankees reliever Mariano Rivera, the Baltimore Orioles pitched their idea for a sculpture to the Israel-born artist...

Nate Freiman’s big year: first Israel, now Oakland

BALTIMORE — Last September, first baseman Nate Freiman was doing his best to help Israel secure a spot in the World Baseball Classic. Despite some super hitting from...

Blackburn

RAMAT GAN, Israel — Dave Blackburn beamed triumphantly, surrounded by a crowd of American athletes and cheering spectators. It was like old times, the great pitcher...

Mass Bar Mitzvah ceremony proves Maccabiah is about more than sports

NEVE ILAN, Israel — Luke Rosener removed his orange T-shirt, changed into a white dress shirt and alighted from a chartered bus. The garb was a far cry from the uniform...

Canadiens coach hoping to add Maccabiah gold to Stanley Cup, victory over illiteracy

JERUSALEM — Of all the compelling stories of athletic achievement and challenges overcome that could be told by the 9,000 participants gathering in Israel for the 19th...