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Updated: Tuesday, July 16

Prager taken in Round 3

Prager taken in Round 3

This Date in History

July 16

  • 1994: C Mike Lieberthal (Philadelphia Phillies), a rookie, hits first of 150 career HRs in 10-6 win over Los Angeles Dodgers, ending day 2-for-4 with run-producing single and 2 RBIs
  • 1970: P Ken Holtzman (Chicago Cubs) gives up 2 earned runs on just 2 hits and 2 walks over 7 innings in 2-1 loss to Houston Astros. Teammate Billy Williams makes bid for game-tying homer in 9th inning, but fly ball hits Astrodome speaker and drops foul
  • 1965: LHP Sandy Koufax (Los Angeles Dodgers) wins 10th straight game, allowing 4 hits and striking out nine batters in a 3-0 victory over Chicago Cubs. The light-hitting Koufax also goes 2-for-3 at plate
  • 1963: C Norm Sherry (New York Mets) celebrates 32nd birthday with pinch-hit, walk-off single in 4-3 win over Houston Colt .45s
  • 1945: 1B Mike Schemer (New York Giants/AA) turns 2 unassisted double plays in 6-0 win over Cleveland Indians affiliate
  • 1939: Roughly 13,000 Philadelphia Phillies fans celebrate “Morrie Arnovich Day” by presenting left fielder — whose .381 batting average leads N.L. — with complete fishing outfit. Phillies beat Pirates 3-2 in Game 1 of doubleheader but lose 7-3 in Game 2. Arnovich ends day a combined 2-for-8 with a walk

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Jewish Box Score

Games played Sunday July 14, 2024

Last updated: 07-16-2024 at 2:41 am ET

Top Stories

  • Day 2 of 2024 MLB Draft yields three more Jewish athletes, bringing total through Round 10 to four. Click here for player names and bios (7/15/2024)
  • Day 3, the third and final day of 2024 MLB Draft, will begin at 2pm ET today. ESPN+ and MLB Network will livestream the process, which includes Rounds 11-20 (7/16/2024)
  • MLB All-Star Game takes place at 8:00pm ET tonight on Fox. Here's hoping P Max Fried (Braves) -- who also made it onto roster in 2022 but didn't play -- will take mound (7/16/2024)

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Jewish Draft Tally

  • 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)

Through Rounds 1-10

Season Stats


Player/Pos Tm AB 2B 3B HR RBI AVG OBP SB
H. Bader CF NYM 264 15 0 8 36 .273 .312 13
A. Bregman 3B HOU 367 18 2 12 47 .256 .316 2
Z. Gelof 2B OAK 279 9 2 12 34 .204 .268 11
S. Horwitz 1B TOR 102 5 0 4 11 .324 .421 0
M. Mervis 1B CHC 26 1 0 0 3 .115 .148 0
J. Pederson DH ARI 231 13 0 13 39 .273 .374 4
K. Pillar CF CWS 25 2 0 1 4 .160 .290 2
K. Pillar CF LAA 139 7 1 6 26 .288 .340 5
G. Stubbs C PHI 108 2 0 1 6 .185 .261 5
R. Tellez 1B PIT 235 10 0 8 31 .247 .301 1
All Jews 1776 82 5 65 237 .250 N/A 43
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 5 4.38 12 63.2 0 64 25
M. Mervis CHC 0 0 81.00 9 0.2 0 0 0
K. Rosenberg LAA 0 0 9.00 1 6.0 0 4 3
J. Shuster CWS 1 2 3.38 21 40.0 0 25 18
G. Stubbs PHI 0 0 45.00 36 1.0 0 0 1
All Jews 13 13 4.33 241.1 1 204 99
Total MLB 4.04

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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College All-Americans

  • Today, we at Jewish Baseball News are unveiling our 2024 College All-America Team (D-1). Click here to see who made the grade (7/16/2024)

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News and Stats

  • If you think there are no meaningful picks beyond first few rounds of MLB draft, reconsider. Five of 12 Jewish athletes to play in MLB this season were selected after Round 10. Then again, maybe it’s just Toronto that possesses gift for seeing value where others don’t. Of all 12 players, the three least-pursued — and 5 picks overall — were Blue Jays draftees. Following is draft history of all 12:
    • CF Kevin Pillar (Angels): Round 32 (#979 overall) by Blue Jays, 2015
    • 1B Rowdy Tellez (Pirates): Round 30 (#895 overall) by Blue Jays, 2013
    • 2B Spencer Horwitz (Blue Jays): Round 24 (#717) overall by Blue Jays, 2019
    • RHP Dean Kremer (Orioles): Round 14 (#431 overall) by Dodgers, 2018
    • DH Joc Pederson (Diamondbacks): Round 11 (#352 overall) by Dodgers, 2010
    • LHP Kenny Rosenberg (Angels): Round 8 (#240 overall) by Rays, 2018
    • Garrett Stubbs (Phillies): Round 8 (#229 overall) by Astros, 2015
    • CF Harrison Bader (Mets).: Round 3 (#100 overall) by Cardinals, 2015
    • 2B Zack Gelof (Athletics): Round 2 (#60 overall) by Athletics, 2021
    • LHP Jared Shuster (White Sox): Round 1 (#25 overall) by Braves, 2018
    • LHP Max Fried (Braves). Round 1 (#7 overall) by Padres, 2012
    • 3B Alex Bregman (Astros): Round 1 (#2 overall) by Astros, 2015

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Transactions

  • Yankees activate RHP Harrison Cohen (High-A) from 60-day injured list (7/15/2024)
  • Yankees activate RHP Scott Effross from injured list and option him to Triple-A (7/15/2024)

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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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