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To Ebbets FieldSport and the American-Jewish Experience$
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Peter Levine

Print publication date: 1994

Print ISBN-13: 9780195085556

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195085556.001.0001

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“Mantle, Schmantle, We Got Abie”: Jews and Major League Baseball Between the Wars

“Mantle, Schmantle, We Got Abie”: Jews and Major League Baseball Between the Wars

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(p.117) 7 “Mantle, Schmantle, We Got Abie”: Jews and Major League Baseball Between the Wars
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To Ebbets Field
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Peter Levine

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195085556.003.0008

This chapter examines the experiences of Jewish Americans in professional sports in the U.S. during the 1930s and 1940s. These were especially troubled times in the U.S. because of the Great Depression, increasing anti-Semitism at home and Nazi oppression. Despite this several Jewish athletes managed to make names for themselves in professional sports, even in baseball which was considered a sport not suited for the Jews. Some of the more prominent Jewish athletes during this period include Jimmy Reese, Sid Gordon and Buddy Myer.

Keywords:   Jewish Americans, professional sports, Jewish athletes, U.S, Great Depression, anti-Semitism, Jimmy Reese, Sid Gordon, Buddy Myer, baseball

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