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.
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.
how much you know about the stats of Jewish baseball players …
What percentage of major league baseball players have been Jewish?
Less than 1%
2. How many
Jewish players played in only one game?
3. What was
the average batting average of all Jewish players?
4. How many
times did a Jewish player hit a cycle (single, double, triple
and home run in the same game)?
5. What Jewish player has had the single best nine-inning slugging
performance in the history of baseball?
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6. How many Jewish Major Leaguers are in the National Baseball Hall of Fame?
7. How many
no-hitters have been thrown by Jewish pitchers?
8. What is
the ERA (Earned Run Average) for all Jewish pitchers?
9. How many
home runs have Jewish Major Leaguers hit?
10. Which Jewish Major Leaguer spied for the United States during World War II?
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.