JEWISH BASEBALL NEWS — Jason Hirsh hasn’t pitched in the major leagues since 2008. He lost his first three games of the 2010 season with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees, the New York Yankees’ AAA team.

His fourth game of the year was a different story. Hirsh, a towering right-hander who stands 6’8″ and weighs 250 pounds, threw 7-and-2/3rds innings of no-hit ball Tuesday (4/27/10) before giving up a solo home run on the way to a 2-1 victory over the Louisville Bats.

According to, Hirsh was’s AAA Pitcher of the Year in 2006 with a 13-and-2 record and 2.10 ERA. But his three seasons in the bigs (2006-08) were less than stellar. He amassed an 8-and-11 overall record and 5.32 ERA with the Houston Astros and Colorado Rockies before Colorado sold him to the Yankees in July 2009.

Tuesday’s game raises hopes that Hirsh will may yet mount a comeback.

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