As the 2021 baseball season opened, of the 750 players on active Major League Baseball rosters, eight were Jewish. This is a typical number in recent years. What’s remarkable — even historic — is that three of those eight players are still playing on baseball’s biggest stage, the World Series.For more on baseball and other sports, see the Jewish Telegraphic Agency coverage.
Indeed, the three — Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman, Atlanta Braves outfielder Joc Pederson and pitcher Max Fried — represent the largest contingent of Jews ever to take the field in a single World Series.
Good for them. Blacks don't play baseball as much anymore, and we have too many players from the Dominican Republic. Someone has to pick up the slack.