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3 Jewish players who gave their all in the 2021 World Series


November 5, 2021

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Max Fried pitches during Game 5 of the NLCS between the Atlanta Braves and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodgers Stadium, Oct. 21, 2021.

(JTA) - The World Series just ended with the Atlanta Braves winning four to two against the Houston Astros, and there were more Jewish players in this year's edition than there have been in decades.

The American League champion Houston Astros, who ousted Chaim Bloom's Boston Red Sox, feature star slugger Alex Bregman. The National League champion Atlanta Braves boast an impressive duo of Jewish play-ers: pitcher Max Fried and outfielder Joc Pederson.

(The Astros did not include Jewish backup catcher Garrett Stubbs on their roster. Had Stubbs been added, this would probably be the most Jewis...

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