Jewish outfielder Harrison Bader signs with the New York Mets

 

January 12, 2024

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Harrison Bader bats during the American League Championship Series between the New York Yankees and the Houston Astros, Oct. 20, 2022.

(New York Jewish Week) - Jewish outfielder Harrison Bader is headed back to New York, this time as a member of the New York Mets.

The 29-year-old Bronxville native agreed to a one-year, $10.5 million contract with the Mets Thursday, becoming the team's first Jewish player since Kevin Pillar and Robert Stock donned the blue and orange in 2021, according to data compiled by the Jewish Baseball News site.

Bader's father, who is Jewish, told the Forward last year that his son is considering formally converting to Judaism. The outfielder had initially planned to play for Team Israel in the 2023...



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