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Updated: Monday, July 22

Pillar’s go-ahead double

Pillar’s go-ahead double

This Date in History

July 21

  • 2006: 2B Adam Mandel (San Diego Surf Dogs) goes 5-for-5 in 6-2 win over Fullerton Flyers of independent Golden Baseball League. Feat comes 3 days after Mandel goes 5-for-5 with 5 doubles in All-Star Game
  • 1996: RF Shawn Green (Toronto Blue Jays) ties Major League record by recording 2 outfield assists in single inning, tossing out one runner at second base and another at home plate in 5-4, 12-inning win over Detroit Tigers. Green also produces at plate, going 1-for-3 with RBI double that puts Toronto ahead 1-0. The 6’4″ Illinois native ends season with 10 assists, ranking him #3 among A.L. right fielders. By career’s end, Green will have amassed 83 assists, tying him for #81 among all right fielders in MLB history
  • 1955: RHP Duke Markell (St. Louis Cardinals/AAA) pitches 7-hitter and hits grand-slam HR en route to 12-3 win over Kansas City Royals affiliate
  • 1949: RHP Harry Feldman of unaffiliated San Francisco Seals (AAA) tosses shutout and goes 4-for-4 at plate in 13-0 win over Cleveland Indians affiliate. Feldman ends season tied for #1 on team with .351 batting average (13-for-37) and ranked #1 with .442 OBP and, #2 with .541 slugging percentage and .982 OPS. Six of his 13 hits are for extra bases

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Jewish Draft Tally

Following is final list of 6 known Jewish players selected in 2024 MLB Draft, plus one undrafted free agent who signed minor-league contract:

  • 1. RHP Levi Sterling of Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, CA, selected by Pirates (Round 1, #37 overall)
  • 2. LHP Ryan Prager of Texas A&M University, selected by Angels (Round 3, #81 overall)
  • 3. RHP Charlie Beilenson of Duke University, selected by Mariners (Round 5, #154 overall)
  • 4. 3B Michael Snyder of University of Oklahoma, selected by Marlins (Round 10, #304 overall)
  • 5. RHP Josh Blum of University of Southern California, selected by Mets (Round 16, #473 overall)
  • 6. OF Lyle Miller-Green of Austin Peay State University, selected by White Sox (Round 17, #499 overall)
  • 7. RHP Josh Mallitz of University of Missipppi, selected by Padres (undrafted free agent)

Top Stories

  • CF Kevin Pillar (Angels), who enters game in 7th inning as pinch-hitter, strokes 2-run, go-ahead double off left-centerfield wall in 8th inning en route to 8-5 win over Athletics. On other side of field, 2B Zack Gelof goes 0-for-4 (7/21/2024)
  • LHP Colton Gordon (Astros/AAA), Houston’s #8 prospect, improves record to 5-0 in 8-6 win over Padres affiliate, yielding 3 earned runs over 6.1 innings on 6 hits, zero walks, and 8 strikeouts (7/20/2024)

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Jewish Box Score

Games played Sunday July 21, 2024

Last updated: 07-22-2024 at 3:22 pm ET

Season Stats


Player/Pos Tm AB 2B 3B HR RBI AVG OBP SB
H. Bader CF NYM 273 15 0 8 36 .264 .303 13
A. Bregman 3B HOU 377 18 2 12 47 .255 .316 3
Z. Gelof 2B OAK 292 9 2 12 34 .199 .260 11
S. Horwitz 1B TOR 112 5 0 4 12 .312 .414 0
M. Mervis 1B CHC 26 1 0 0 3 .115 .148 0
J. Pederson DH ARI 234 13 0 13 39 .274 .375 5
K. Pillar CF CWS 25 2 0 1 4 .160 .290 2
K. Pillar CF LAA 147 8 1 6 28 .293 .342 6
G. Stubbs C PHI 114 2 0 1 7 .193 .281 5
R. Tellez 1B PIT 240 10 0 8 34 .246 .295 1
All Jews 1840 83 5 65 244 .248 N/A 46
Total MLB .243 N/A


Pitcher Team W L ERA G IP SV SO BB
J. Bird COL 1 1 6.35 22 22.2 1 16 18
M. Fried ATL 7 5 3.10 18 107.1 0 95 34
D. Kremer BAL 4 6 4.43 13 69.0 0 66 28
M. Mervis CHC 0 0 81.00 9 0.2 0 0 0
K. Rosenberg LAA 0 0 6.30 2 10.0 0 7 4
J. Shuster CWS 1 2 3.38 21 40.0 0 25 18
G. Stubbs PHI 0 0 45.00 38 1.0 0 0 1
All Jews 13 14 4.31 250.2 1 209 103
Total MLB 4.03

Transactions

  • Braves place LHP Max Fried on injured list with left forearm neuritis (7/21/2024)

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Spring Training Totals

  • At least 28 Jewish players attended major-league Spring Training in 2024. Check out the highlights (3/29/2024)

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News and Stats

  • LHP Max Fried (Braves) discusses left-arm injury that lands him on 15-day injured list (7/20/2024)
  • LF RJ Schreck (Mariners/AA) impresses in second game since promotion to Double-A, going 2-for-4 with double and RBI triple in 11-7 loss to Padres affiliate (7/20/2024)
  • DH Zach Levenson (Cardinals/High-A) reverses deficit with 2-run double in 6th inning to put team ahead 4-3, but Marlins affiliate goes on to win 5-4 in 10 innings. St. Louis’s #21 prospect ends day 2-for-4 with 3 RBIs and leaves field in bottom of 10th inning after being hit by pitch (7/20/2024)
  • LHP Kenny Rosenberg (Angels) performs well in second MLB appearance of season, an 8-2 loss to Athletics. Rosenberg allows one earned run over 4 innings of relief, yielding 4 hits and an intentional walk while striking out 3 batters. Teammate Kevin Pillar goes 0-for-2 in pinch-hit role, while Oakland 2B Zack Gelof goes 0-for-4 (7/20/2024)
  • Garrett Stubbs (Phillies) breaks 0-for-22 slump with RBI single in 2nd inning en route to 6-0 win over Pirates. He ends day 2-for-3 with walk and RBI (7/21/2024)
  • 2B/1B Spencer Horwitz (Blue Jays) ties game 4-4 with RBI single, and Toronto goes on to beat Tigers 5-4. Horwitz finishes day 1-for-4 with one RBI (7/21/2024)
  • RHP Scott Effross (Yankees/AAA) throws perfect inning of relief and fans one batter to earn win in 4-0 triumph over Blue Jays affiliate (7/21/2024)
  • RHP Jacob Steinmetz (Diamondbacks/High-A) yields just one earned run over 5 innings in 5-3 loss to Mariners affiliate, giving up 4 hits and zero walks while striking out 4 batters (7/21/2024)
  • CF Hunter Bishop (Giants/AAA) opens scoring with sacrifice fly and hits game-tying single in 6th inning en route to 8-3 win over Rockies affiliate, closing day 1-for-2 with 2 RBIs and a walk (7/21/2024)
  • Jordan Dissin (Phillies/High-A) hits go-ahead single in 10th inning to drive victory in 9-6 win over Mets affiliate, ending day 2-for-4 with stolen base (7/21/2024)
  • 2B Noah Mendlinger (Cardinals/AA) goes 3-for-4 with RBI single in 6-5 loss to Diamondbacks affiliate. In 8 games since returning from rehab stint, Mendlinger is hitting .367 (11-for-30) with 2 doubles, 2 RBIs, and .424 OBP (7/21/2024)
  • RHP Harrison Cohen (Yankees/High-A) tosses 1.1 perfect innings of relief and strikes out one batter to earn hold in 3-1 win over Braves affiliate (7/21/2024)
  • LF Shawn Goosenberg (White Sox/AA) goes 1-for-3 with RBI single and stolen base in 3-1 win over Reds affiliate (7/20/2024)
  • Wilmington Blue Rocks (Nationals/High-A) host Jewish Heritage Night tomorrow, July 23, at 6:05pm ET. Click here for tickets (7/22/2024)

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Opening Day Roster


Here are the 10 Jewish players who made it onto an MLB 2024 Opening Day roster


1. CF Harrison Bader (Mets)
2. P Jake Bird (Rockies)
3. 3B Alex Bregman (Astros)
4. P Max Fried (Braves)
5. 2B Zack Gelof (Athletics)
6. P Dean Kremer (Orioles)
7. OF Joc Pederson (Diamondbacks)
8. C Garrett Stubbs (Phillies)
9. 1B Rowdy Tellez (Pirates)
10. OF Kevin Pillar (White Sox)

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