From tomorrow’s NYTimes. They left out that Maddox, is an African-American convert to Judaism. When I asked him about it two summers ago at the Cooperstown Jewish Players event of JewishMajorLeaguers.org, he said that his interest in Judaism started in college and he was very interested in exploring it when he was on the Texas Rangers, but didn’t feel comfortable in Texas. Once he joined the Yankees in NYC, he was able to complete his studies and process.
Somehow having baseball bring together Maddox and others with Israeli kids is another sign of globalization and peoplehood.
Former Major Leaguers in Israel