Bob Melvin and “Sabbathmetrics”

Monday night marks the beginning of Passover, the celebration of the Israelites’ freedom from slavery in Egypt.  That means its time for another Sabbathmetrics post, in which we look at whether certain Jewish players performed better or worse on the Sabbath. Our focus today is on catcher Bob Melvin. He currently serves as the manager … Read more

Mike Lieberthal and “Sabbathmetrics”

Last night marked the beginning of Passover, the celebration of the Israelites’ freedom from slavery in Egypt.  That means its time for another Sabbathmetrics post, in which we look at whether certain Jewish players performed better on worse on the Sabbath. Our focus today is on Mike Lieberthal.  Lieberthal was a 14-year veteran, mostly with … Read more

Shawn Green and “Sabbathmetrics”

Sunday night marks the beginning of Rosh Hashanah, the “Jewish New Year”.   So, as we’ve done with Yom Kippur and Passover, its time for another edition of “Sabbathmetrics”. Today, we’ll look at whether 1991 first-round draft pick, two-time All-Star and “member of the tribe” Shawn Green performed better or worse on the Sabbath during … Read more

Ian Kinsler and “Sabbathmetrics”

Tonight marks the beginning of Passover, the celebration of the Israelites’ freedom from slavery in Egypt.  This year, Passover happens to fall on the Sabbath, which itself is a period for rest and reflection.  As we mentioned in our initial “Sabbathmetrics” piece, for Jewish professional athletes, this can sometimes cause some conflict. In that first … Read more

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