Team Atlanta tryouts are right around the corner…. do you know which sport you want to play? Well if you need any convincing and think Baseball may be for you, check out these Jewish athletes who made it BIG!
Sandy Koufax (Dodgers Pitcher) – Aside from being widely recognized as the greatest Jewish athlete of all time, Sandy Koufax is one of the best pitchers in baseball history. He retired with a record with five no-hitters, three Cy young awards, three pitching triple crown awards AND the 1963 National League MVP. He famously sat out one game of the World Series because it fell on Yom Kippur.
Shawn Green – Shawn Green was one of the best sluggers in baseball during the 90’s. Green had perhaps the greatest one-game offensive performance in major-league history on May 23, 2002. Playing for the Dodgers, he went 6-for-6 with four homers, a double and a single against Milwaukee for 19 total bases, breaking Joe Adcock’s record of 18 total bases. Green had four 100 RBI seasons and four 35 homerun seasons. He finished his career with 328 homeruns, 1,070 RBIs, and a .283 career batting average.
Ryan Braun – Braun, whose father was born in Israel, burst onto the baseball scene at the University of Miami, where he was a two-time All-American. He was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2005 and won the National League Rookie of the Year award in 2007. Braun was one of the best players in baseball in 2011, when he won MVP behind a .332 batting average to go with 33 home runs and 111 RBIs. Braun has remained with the Brewers his whole career and is their current left fielder.
If you want to start your run to be the next Koufax by joining TEAM ATL, see below for the tryout schedule!
Boys 14U Baseball
1st tryout: Dec. 9 | 12-1:30pm | Dunwoody Senior Fields
2nd tryout: Dec. 16 | 12-1:30pm | Dunwoody Senior Fields
Boys 16U Baseball
1st tryout: Dec. 9 | 1:30-3pm | Dunwoody Senior Fields
2nd tryout: Dec. 16 | 1:30-3pm | Dunwoody Senior Fields
**REMINDER ** Team ATL is currently recruiting for all Maccabi sports with team tryouts & individual sport evaluations coming up December 5th – December 16th, January 6th & January 13th.
All Athletes are encourage to try out for more than one sport!
Questions?? Please contact our Local Delegation Coordinator Andrei Sujka via email or his direct line at 678-812-4032.