American Jews and

America's Game


Compiled from nearly fifty in-depth interviews with players and labor leaders, owners and officials, sportswriters and fans, and even a baseball commissioner, American Jews and America's Game celebrates the relationship between Jews and American baseball. This oral and cultural history explores issues such as growing up Jewish and dealing with Jewish identity, assimilation, intermarriage, future viability, religious observance, anti-Semitism, and Israel.

Praise for Larry Ruttman

Fascinating Stuff!

The Boston Globe


...A model of how an oral history of a town ought to be written!

Howard Zinn, author of 'A People's History of the United States


What a great book!

Al Rosen


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