Help Pick the Best Jewish Baseball Player of the Decade

All over the Internet various lists are being assembled to look back on the Aughts as the decade ends, however, none is more important than the one put together by the Jewish Major Leaguers Organization website. There you can vote in the single most important election ever: the Jewish Major Leaguer of the decade!

The ballot consists of these distinguished gentleman:

  • Brad Ausmus
  • Ryan Braun
  • John Grabow
  • Shawn Green
  • Ian Kinsler
  • Mike Lieberthal
  • Jason Marquis
  • Scott Schoeneweis
  • Kevin Youklis

I mean, with choices like that, you really can’t go wrong. I got confused for a moment and thought I was looking at the Hall of Fame ballot!

But seriously folks, I didn’t even KNOW Grabow was Jewish, and anytime you have a career middle reliever as one of the best players of a decade then you know your religion is dominating the game.

There’s nothing worse than not knowing who is Jewish in the Major Leagues and so the organization has put together their 5th(!) set of Jewish Major Leaguers baseball cards. The collection includes not just the stars of today, players like Rangers pitcher Scott Feldman and Tampa’s Gabe Kapler, but also has cards honoring Jewish “record-setters” and “firsts” as well as the “Career Leaders” and a roster of all-time Jewish players. With limited Channukah days remaining this is the perfect gift. Regale your friends with trivia such as:

Who are the only Jewish players who:
-Hit “for the cycle”?
-Hit homers in 4 consecutive at-bats?
-Caught no-hitters?
-Played the field for at least nine innings in a single game without ever touching the ball?
-Made more than 2000 consecutive fielding plays without an error?
-Won a Batting Championship?

If you want to order your own set, they cost only $36 plus $5 shipping and are mailed from my hometown and about 4 minutes from my childhood home in Newton (Jewtown), MA so, if you needed any more incentive, there you go!

[Jewish Major Leaguers]

4 Responses to “Help Pick the Best Jewish Baseball Player of the Decade”

  1. 1 the sister
    December 18, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    still have 1 more year til the end of the decade. (sigh)

    but my vote’s for youk.

  2. 2 shatraw
    December 18, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    not to pick a fight about decades and counting, but this is it for this decade. ten years have elapsed since 2000. although i am familiar with the logic that decades don’t start until * * * 1, i don’t buy it. because by that logic, 1990 would be counted among the 80s, and i’m not ready to accept that.

  3. 3 the sister
    December 18, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    my bat mitzvah was in 1992, and if the teal color scheme is any indication (and it is!), even that year was still part of the 1980s.

  4. 4 Funzo
    December 18, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    Teal, eh? That could also indicate that you were part of an early 90s expansion team.

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