Friday, July 26, 2013

Ausmus in Welfleet

Former MLB catcher Brad Ausmus (left), who managed Team Israel in the WBC Qualifier, (and is considered a future MLB manager by many), appeared this week at a talk in Wellfleet, MA (Cape Cod) with author Larry Ruttman - whose "American Jews & America's Game" book has been very well received. Ausmus, who is a chapter in the oral history, has Jewish bloodlines on his mother's side.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

"American Jews and America's Game" Presented to Israeli Consul-General

Ido Aharoni and Ira Berkow
On July 1, 2013, Ira Berkow, (right) Pulitzer Prize-winning author and former New York Times columnist, whose story appears in American Jews and America’s Game, presented a copy of American Jews and America’s Game to Ido Aharoni (left), Consul-General in New York of the Israeli Embassy to the United States in New York City. The book, held by the consul in the photograph at right, was my gift to the State of Israel. Photo by Marty Appel.