Jewish Major League Baseball Players Quiz
The American Jewish Historical Society, in cooperation with Jewish Major Leaguers, Inc., has created a commemorative baseball card set, Jewish Major Leaguers: American Jews in America's Game. Each set contains 141 cards of every identifiable Jewish Major League baseball player from 1871 to the 2003 All-Star break. Professionally printed for AJHS by the Fleer Trading Card Co., this limited edition, gift boxed set documents the history of Jewish players in professional baseball. For 42 of these major leaguers, this will be their first and only publicly issued card.

The Society is printing a limited number of sets as a fund-raiser and the cards will not be sold commercially. The cards are only available as a token of the Society’s gratitude to new and existing members and are not available otherwise or sold separately.

Find out how much you know about the stats of Jewish baseball players …

1. What percentage of major league baseball players have been Jewish?
Less than 1%
About 3%
Over 5%

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2. How many Jewish players played in only one game?
3
7
12

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3. What was the average batting average of all Jewish players?
.198
.265
.284


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4. How many times did a Jewish player hit a cycle (single, double, triple and home run in the same game)?
0
1
2

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5. What Jewish player has had the single best nine-inning slugging performance in the history of baseball?
Hank Greenberg
Jason Marquis
Shawn Green

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6. How many Jewish Major Leaguers are in the National Baseball Hall of Fame?
1
4
5


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7. How many no-hitters have been thrown by Jewish pitchers?
3
6
9

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8. What is the ERA (Earned Run Average) for all Jewish pitchers?
3.55
3.66
3.77

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9. How many home runs have Jewish Major Leaguers hit?
Over 1,000
Over 1,500
Over 2,000


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10. Which Jewish Major Leaguer spied for the United States during World War II?
Al Schacht
Moe Berg
Al Rosen

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These statistics were painstakingly compiled by Martin Abramowitz, who is the creator of the Jewish Major Leaguers card set. Some of the stats were first published in an article “The Making of a Card Set: American Jews in America’s Game” in the Fall/Winter 2003 edition of Heritage, the newsletter of the American Jewish Historical Society; other stats are featured on the web site www.jewishmajorleaguers.org.



 
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