February 13, 2006

Eckstein Award Nominee

Margaret Wigiser, a player in the 1940s All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, was included in the recent baseball card set of Jewish baseball players- but then removed, after decendents of Ms. Wigiser revealed that she was not, in fact, Jewish.

Posted by Stephen Silver at February 13, 2006 12:08 AM

I'm not sure that AAGPBL players really count as "Jewish major leaguers," but then again, we'll take as many as we can get.

NB: The Boston Red Sox have 3 Jews on the team.

Posted by: LilB at February 13, 2006 02:39 PM
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