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Too Short? Jews and Sports In Minnesota

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Sports have always been important to Jewish Minnesotans whatever their physiques and height limitations.

Explore JHSUM’s lighthearted exhibit “Too Short? Jews and Sports in Minnesota.”

Did you know…?

Nearly 150 Jews have played major league baseball.

As Martin Abramowitz, the president of Jewish Major Leaguers, Inc., points out, these Jewish big leaguers have combined for 22,000 hits, compiled a batting average of .265, hit more than 2000 home runs, and driven in over 10,000 runs.

As of 2002, Jewish pitchers had a record of 1,134-1,114 record with 11,600 strikeouts and 810 complete games. All in all, Jewish ball players have performed at or slightly better than that statistical average for all big leaguers.

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