The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on September 21, 1984 · Page 94
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The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle from Milwaukee, Wisconsin · Page 94

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Page 30 Section III WJC September 21. 1984' Gordial greetings and IBest 'Wishes for R Happy View Tear To Our firiends and Gustomers from ths mHiuaukee COmpGfiydnce1Q04 member new yak stock exchange, ire 250 East Wisconsin Avenue Milwaukee. Wisconsin 53202 347-7000 HAPPY NEW YEAR! To Our Friends A Very Happy New Year Standing at the threshold of the New Year, we pause in the midst of this holiday season to wish you most sincerely a very Happy and Prosperous New Year. May the New Year just beginning be a fruitful one and a year of great accomplishments. From the Families of Burt, Dob, AJ, Ed, Herb & Don Zion end ZIEN MECHANICAL CONTRACTORS Happy Holidays HSXONS The Marc Plaza The Pfister Hotel Racine, 313 6th Street Happy New Year 1 Metropolitan Liquor Co., Inc. Milwaukee, Wisconsin Harry L. Epstein i ! W z J Baseball (Continued from page 29) Series (against the Minnesota Twins) fell on Yom Kippur and Koufax, the year's Cy Young Award winner as the league's best pitcher, went to shul rather than pitch, an incident that was the subject of national press coverage and, of course, intense Jewish interest. The Koufax story, by the way, had an amusing postscript Don Drysdale, a Hall of Famer and Koufax's replacement in the first game, was bombarded by the Twins in the third inning and had to be taken out for a relief pitcher. The first words he said to manager Alston were, "I bet right now you're wishing was Jewish." Drysdale still enjoys repeating the remark. Actually, determining who in the big leagues is Jewish - is not always a simple matter. John Lowenstein of the Baltimore Orioles is not Jewish but apparently gets a kick out of the fact that people think he is, and even enjoys putting them on; sure enough, he is included in the Jewish team in the recently published The All-Time Baseball Teams Book. On the other hand, the Red Sox' Jeff Newman converted to Judaism (in an Orthodox ceremony) almost 15 years ago, when he married a Jewish woman; his son was given a Bar Mitzvah last year. Newman doesn't recall the High Holiday question coming up in connection with an important game, but he thinks that he would play if the situation did arise. Future Hall of Famer Rod Carew married a Jewish woman, is raising his children as Jews and intends to formally convert at some point; some have assumed he was Jewish ever since he appeared on the cover of Time magazine wearing a chai necklace. But Carew does take his Jewish learning and observance seriously. In an interview for radio a few years ago, he told me that the important thing for him was that "on the holidays that are very, very important, I will not go out there and play." (Carew has been known to show up at the ballpark on Yom Kippur but not suit up on grounds of illness which, he has found, sometimes means fewer questions and less explaining.) Elliott Maddox, who has converted to Judaism, says he made sure he didn't have to play on Yom Kippur or the first day of Rosh Hashanah. Another former .Yankee, Ron Blomberg, reportedly had it written in his contract that he wouldn't have to play on either holiday. 3W mm k tilt i Jf-- TSHL .11 1 . " May Peace OSe MA '.J Sfeorge 0&ocf, SJnc. if

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