Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Religion Aided a Home Run Chase, and May Have Led to Its Failure

There is an interesting article in the NY Times by Howard Megdal and as a Detroit Tiger fan, it caught my attention.

It asks an interesting question:
When Hank Greenberg of the Detroit Tigers made a run at Babe Ruth’s season home run record, falling two short with 58 in 1938, was he pitched around because he was Jewish?
Statistically, something happened but was it antisemitism? Will we ever know?

I would not be surprised if it played a role, read the article here...

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