Tag: baseball

Farmington Hills Native Drafted by St. Louis Cardinals

Farmington Hills native David Vinsky was the 15th-round selection of the St. Louis Cardinals in this month’s Major League Baseball draft. David Vinsky is still...
Ryan Braun

Braun Beats Greenberg’s Home Run Record

35-year-old Ryan Braun officially holds the title for the most home runs by a Jewish baseball player. (JTA) — Ryan Braun now holds the record...
Chuck Freedman still has the tickets from the Aug. 18, 2013, Detroit Tigers game.

Memories of a Coach and Good Friend

It happened a little more than five years ago, but Chuck Freedman remembers every detail. Going to a Detroit Tigers game at Comerica Park on...
Detroit Games co-chair Karen Gordon, director Jeremy Fishman and co-chair Franci Silver along with Stacie Francombe and Carissa Mindt from Atlanta

Wanted: Maccabi Games Participants

The Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit will play host to the JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest next year. Aug. 4-9, 2019, to be...
Robert Pliskow of Huntington Woods with Mickey Lolich at an event last month. Pliscow and Freedman will be at the Tigers game Sept. 8.

Better Late Than Never

The 50-year wait for Game 5 of the 1968 World Series. Against the backdrop of all that transpired in our city and our nation in...
From left, Coach Jeremy Fishman and players Noah Kam, Alex Mayoras and Carson Brodsky on the gold medal-winning 14U boys basketball team.

Maccabi Games Gold For Basketball Players, Dancers

Let’s continue our JCC Maccabi Games & ArtsFest coverage with these reports from the games earlier this month in Orange County, Calif. Blue Gold Detroit 14U...
Big Al's actual World Series ticket

Reliving the Tigers’ ’68 World Series Win

I’m trying to wrap my brain around the fact that it’s been a half-century since the Detroit Tigers won the 1968 World Series. I...
Joy in Tigertown: A Determined Team, A Resilient City, and Our Magical Run to the 1968 World Series with Mickey Lolich and Tom Gage.. Detroit Tigers 1968 World Series.

Relive the Tigers’ Glorious 1968 Season At B’nai Moshe

It’s been a long summer for Detroit Tigers baseball fans. Victories have been few and far between for a team that’s taken only a...
celebrity Jews, Hollywood, Jewish celebrities

Celebrity Jews: Movies, Binge-Watching And Sports

AT THE MOVIES Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot is based on the true-life story of the late John Callahan (Joaquin Phoenix, 48)....
sports balls for Maccabi Games and ArtsFest

Maccabi Athletes, Artists Excited About Trip to California

The JCC Maccabi Games & ArtsFest is just around the corner. The annual extravaganza will be held Aug. 5-10 in Orange County, Calif. As the...