Kevin Youkilis and “Sabbathmetrics”

Wednesday night marks the beginning of Rosh Hashanah, the “Jewish New Year”.  That means its time for another Sabbathmetrics post, in which we look at whether certain Jewish players performed better on worse on the Sabbath.  This time, we focus our attention on Kevin Youkilis. Many fans first found out about Youkilis in the pages … Read more

Steve Stone and “Sabbathmetrics”

Wednesday night marks the beginning of Rosh Hashanah, the “Jewish New Year”.  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 Steve Stone.  Stone pitched for four MLB teams between 1971 and 1981. In 1980, … 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

Ron Blomberg and “Sabbathmetrics”

Saturday night marks the beginning of Chanukah, the eight-day Jewish celebration commemorating the rededication during the second century B.C. of the Second Temple in Jerusalem, where according to legend Jews had risen up against their Greek-Syrian oppressors in the Maccabean Revolt.  At the VORG, it means its time for another edition of “Sabbathmetrics“. Today, we’ll … Read more

Al Rosen and “Sabbathmetrics”

Tuesday night marks the beginning of Yom Kippur, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar.  It is a day of atonement, and one is to refrain from work, while attending synagogue and fasting.  At the VORG, it means its time for another edition of “Sabbathmetrics“. Today, we’ll look at the differences in Sabbath versus non-Sabbath performance … 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

Sandy Koufax and “Sabbathmetrics”

Sundown Friday will mark the beginning of Yom Kippur, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar.  It is a day of atonement, and one is to refrain from work, while attending synagogue and fasting.  This year, Yom Kippur happens to fall on the Sabbath, which itself is a period for rest and reflection.  For Jewish … Read more