JEWISH BASEBALL NEWS — Three games into the 2011 season, Jewish players are aiming for the seats.

On Sunday alone (4/3/2011) they hit four, raising the season total to 7 in 54 at-bats, or roughly one HR every 8 at-bats.

For comparison’s sake, in 2010 players across all of major-league baseball hit 4,613 HRs in 165,354 at-bats, about one HR in every 36 at-bats.

Leading the way for the Jews of 2011 is Texas Rangers 2B Ian Kinsler. The 5th-year player has hit a dinger in each of his team’s 3 games (including this one on Sunday), tying him with three others for the major-league lead. Milwaukee Brewers LF Ryan Braun has 2 HRs so far; Minnesota Twins 3B Danny Valencia and New York Mets 1B Ike Davis each have one.

Nine Jewish players made it onto opening-day rosters this season, including six position players and three pitchers.

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