Comments on: 2500 Jewish Homers and Counting http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/751 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: mmayes http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/751/comment-page-1#comment-5389 Mon, 01 Sep 2008 18:37:16 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=751#comment-5389 In the big scheme of things, I don't think it really matters. However, for these guys, I think it's a matter of their own cultural pride. I'm fine with them doing it because I know it really isn't that big a deal.

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By: spartanbill http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/751/comment-page-1#comment-5343 Fri, 22 Aug 2008 18:22:01 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=751#comment-5343 Thank You Andy.

I was born into a family with a Jewish name, but really do not choose to have any part of that (or any other) religion. However my last name is one that is universally considered to be Jewish. Other than getting out of a speeding ticket from a Jewish Cop once; I generally pull away from anyone who wants to give me preferential treatment because they think I am a jew.

I don;t see the purpose of this list, any more than I would approve of one that counted up the HR's of everyone from Hank Aaron to CC Sabathia
as "black HR's" or everyone from Ty Cobb to Ty Wigginton as "white home runs".

I rememebr hearing how Orlando Cepeda (I think it was him) set the HR record for Latino players. To me that was another useless statistic.

If people turned on SportsCenter tomorrow and heard "The Angels beat the Twins 8 to 4 and the Angels scored 5 black runs, 2 latino runs and a Caucasian run to the Twins 3 white runs and black run"; everyoone would be rightly up in arms. How is a tabulation of Jewish HR's much different then that?

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By: Andy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/751/comment-page-1#comment-5342 Fri, 22 Aug 2008 14:13:28 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=751#comment-5342 In my experience, people's definitions of who is Jewish vary widely. I have known people who consider themselves Jewish but whom are not considered Jewish by others. Some people say the only thing that matters is whether a person's mother is/was Jewish--if so, then you are Jewish (whether you practice or not), and if not, then you are not Jewish (again, whether you practice or not.) I find the whole thing a bit tiresome--personally I like to accept whatever any person says is their own religion and not try to force people into boxes.

In Ryan Braun says he's not Jewish, for whatever reason, then in my book he's not Jewish, regardless of whether his mother was Jewish, whether he was Bar Mitzvahed, etc. Similarly, if he says he's Jewish, then in my book he is.

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By: gerry http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/751/comment-page-1#comment-5338 Fri, 22 Aug 2008 06:10:02 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=751#comment-5338 The Israeli Supreme Court has problems deciding who is a Jew, so you won't be surprised to know that no two lists of Jewish major leaguers agree completely. Given that, I think the 2500 number should be taken with a grain of (kosher!) salt.

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By: Brewer44 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/751/comment-page-1#comment-5337 Thu, 21 Aug 2008 20:35:43 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=751#comment-5337 Can someone please confirm that Braun is not Jewish, because he gave an interview before the season starting that he was not Jewish, and he said he did not appreciate the nickname "Hebrew Hammer" and actually would rather be called the "Hurricane".

I also found this link.

http://www.jewishaz.com/issues/story.mv?071012+braun

and

http://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/Ryan_Braun_(braunry02)

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By: statboy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/751/comment-page-1#comment-5336 Thu, 21 Aug 2008 17:06:51 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=751#comment-5336 Why would it take 3 months to total the number of HRs?!?

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By: jherron http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/751/comment-page-1#comment-5335 Thu, 21 Aug 2008 15:30:35 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/?p=751#comment-5335 The next question is: how many wins do Jewish pitchers have?

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