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The Baseball Talmud

The Definitive Position-by-Position Ranking of Baseball's Chosen Players

Howard Megdal

Paperback

List Price: 16.99*
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Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (3/31/2009)



Praise For The Baseball Talmud: The Definitive Position-by-Position Ranking of Baseball's Chosen Players

“In the spirit of a lavish bar mitzvah, The Baseball Talmud skimps on nothing. They’re all here—the greats, the unknowns, the descendants of Abraham and the recently converted. This is the book Bill James would have written—if he were Jewish.”
— Jeremy Schaap, ESPN reporter and author of Cinderella Man

“What is there to say about a book that, among its many merits, invents the “value-added Judaism” statistic? With high humor and a strong grasp of his facts, Howard Megdal answers questions and addresses issues that Jewish fans have long wondered about—and fans of other faiths will also enjoy.”
— John Eisenberg, author of The Great Match Race

“Howard Megdal’s witty and informative book gives the definitive rabbinic commentary on the 160—Who knew?—Jews who played in the Major Leagues. These guys could pitch, field and hit. Plus, they loved their mothers.”
— L. Jon Wertheim, Senior Writer, Sports Illustrated and author of Running the Table and Blood in the Cage

Harper Paperbacks, 9780061558443, 256pp.

Publication Date: March 15, 2010



About the Author

Howard Megdal covers baseball for the New York Observer. He is a regular contributor to New York Baseball Digest and Inside Pitch, and has written for ESPN.com and numerous other publications. Megdal cohosts the radio program New York Baseball Live with Mike Silva. Megdal's daily haiku recapping each Mets game can be read on Metsgeek.com. He lives in New York.