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Jtube: Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story

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Is the stereotype true: are Jews bad at sports?

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Published: May 28, 2011

Is the stereotype true: are Jews bad at sports?

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(7) Mark A., December 18, 2011 4:17 PM

Don't know what this means

I was never aware that there existed a stereotype that Jews were bad at sports. In proportion to the general population, I do believe Jews have done well and perhaps more Jews could have been included if they were not excluded from participation particularly in the earlier 20th century. Consider, the 1936 Nazi Olympics when that lowlife Brundage agreed with the Nazi heirarchy to ban Marty Glickman and Sam Stoller from particcipating. Those 1936 games aside, this same sentiment against Jewish athletes existed in the U.S. for many years. As a pretty good baseball player I had my own experience with my highschool baseball coach in the early 1960's.

(6) D. Sugar, June 1, 2011 1:09 AM

Jews In Sports

Re Jews in sports, my bro-in-law Ruby Kessler boxed in Mad Sq GDn in 1947 as the main event. He & older bro Milton were famous in Coney Island where they lived. The Kesslers, mentioned in many boxing books were terrific boxers & role models for kids.

(5) David S. Levine, May 31, 2011 5:43 PM

See the Documentary

I'm no PBS fan, but the full documentary is worth seeing. It's no accident than PBS uses the full documentary during fund raising week to coax money out of us, but you need not give these Israel bashers anything--just watch the documentary.

Anonymous, June 1, 2011 12:52 AM

Amen!

I could not agree with you more about PBS. Unfortunately, many Jews continue to give money to this enemy of Israel.

Anonymous, June 7, 2011 10:26 AM

PBS version is not the full documentary

If you saw and liked the considerably-shortened version aired on PBS, check out the full version on DVD (available on Netflix and various outlets) to get the whole story.

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