Winter 2015

Larry A. Ruttman

Book: American Jews and America’s Game: Voices of a Growing Legacy in Baseball. The Pitch: Celebrates the relationship between Jews and American baseball in short biographies of players, labor leaders, owners, officials, sportswriters, fans, and baseball commissioner Bud Selig. Stats: Named best baseball book of 2013 by Sports Collectors Digest. Conundrum: “Jews, famously argumentative about practically everything, even their own survival, are close to stumped by this one, ‘Which will last longer, the Jews or baseball?’” Late Bloomer: Wrote his first published book at 74. Bio: Is 83, has practiced law in Brookline since 1960, and is an elected fellow of the Massachusetts Historical Society.

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