Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland March 4 meeting #jgs (Ohio, USA)

Sylvia Fleck Abrams

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland
March meeting will be held on 
WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2020 
starting at 7:30 PM 
at Menorah Park
Miller Board Room
27100 Cedar Road

PLEASE NOTE the change of location, time and date for this meeting.

Jewish Ballplayers in Major League Baseball 

Scott Longert

The talk will include an overall look at Jewish ballplayers and those that played or were part of the Cleveland Indians organization. The inclusion of ballplayers that came from minority groups faced a difficult time from rival players, fans and even teammates. Some of those experiences will be discussed. 


The presentation will cover ballplayers like Jonah Goldman, Cleveland’s first Jewish shortstop, Harry Eisenstat, Al Rosen and Hank Greenberg, who served as the Indians general manager starting in 1948, plus others such as Max “Lefty” Weisman, Indians trainer for twenty-seven years and Max Rosenblum, the leading supporter of amateur baseball in Cleveland.

Scott Longert Bio

Scott Longert is a graduate of the Ohio State University and has his M.A. in American History from Cleveland State with an emphasis on the post-Civil Wars years to the Great Depression.


Scott is a retired Park Ranger from the James A. Garfield National Historic Site where he specialized in Civil War talks concerning General Garfield and major battles of the war.

Scott has been writing about Cleveland baseball history for over thirty years and has four books published to date, his latest Bad Boys, Bad Times released on February 26.

A fifth book, a biography of Cy Young for children is due for a spring 2020 release.

Scott teaches part-time at Cuyahoga Community College, offering courses in several aspects of Cleveland baseball history.


Submitted by Sylvia F. Abrams
Past President JGSC
On behalf of Programing Committee

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