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Posts Tagged ‘baseball’

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 a hot Sunday August afternoon with his father-in-law and good friend Richard Maltz. Watching and worrying as Maltz became ill at the stadium before the game and was taken to…

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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 exact. Even though the dates are about 10 months away, a call went out last week for local athletes to try out for Detroit teams and sign up for individual sports,…

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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 1967 and 1968, this is a story of two teenage boys, whose young lives revolved around the Detroit Tigers. Like so many others, they were heartbroken when the Tigers missed…

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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 boys basketball players Noah Kam, Carson Brodsky and Alex Mayoras brought home a gold medal playing in the Blue bracket. They were on a mixed delegation team with players…

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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 repeat … a haaaaalf-cennnnnntury. I’ll get a chance to come to terms with that reality on Tuesday, Aug. 14, at 7 p.m. at Congregation B’nai Moshe in West Bloomfield, when I’ll…

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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 few baby steps on the road back to a winning record. That certainly wasn’t the case 50 years ago. The 1968 Tigers won the World Series, roaring back from a 3-1…

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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). His severe alcoholism led to a car accident that left him a quadriplegic. Callahan gradually regains the will to live via an unlikely mentor: a rich, gay guy named Dexter…

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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 event draws closer, several Detroit athletes and artists will reveal in the Jewish News what they’re looking forward to the most in California and if they’ve been to the Maccabi…

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Detroit Jewish Chronicle May 27, 1932 Jewish baseball player Isadore “Izzy” Goldstein

Jewish Baseball – From the DJN Davidson Digital Archive

It’s summer now and the baseball season is well under way. The roster of our beloved home team, the Detroit Tigers, is much different from last year. Jewish second baseman Ian Kinsler was traded over the winter and, soon after last year’s season concluded, the Tigers’ Jewish manager, Brad Ausmus, was fired. This is a…

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Feeding Those In Need

Rob Streit JN Intern West Bloomfield boy raises nearly $20,000 for Forgotten Harvest. Most bar and bat mitzvah youth are rewarded after a long journey of study with a large celebration. Lavish dinners, banquet halls filled with friends, family and well-wishers are the norm. Guests typically choose to show their affection for the bar or…

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