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AdamJoshua
10-11-2016, 06:01 PM
i remember my mom telling me this story when i was growing up. You should always hold true to your beliefs, not just when it's convenient.

While Koufax was not especially observant, his Jewish identity was part of who he was as a baseball player, and he saw not pitching as an act of respect for his fellow Jews.


http://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/215263/when-they-were-kings-greenberg-and-koufax-sit-on-yom-kippur?utm_content=buffer75f27&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

markem
10-11-2016, 06:08 PM
L'chaim!

Great men in a great sport at great times giving due to ideas of great import.

icehog3
10-11-2016, 07:20 PM
Pfffft. Been done.

The legend of Koufax’s stand has become so ingrained in Jewish-American culture that it has overshadowed the actions 31 years earlier, during Yamim Noraim 5695, of Hank Greenberg, then the first baseman for the Detroit Tigers.