“Israel’s suddenly the undefeated darling of the baseball world” [VIDEO]

USA TODAY
World Baseball Classic newcomer Israel advances to second round
by AP
March 9, 2017

With a little help from “The Mensch on the Bench” mascot, Israel is into the second round of the World Baseball Classic. Just 41st in the world rankings, Israel beat third-ranked South Korea 2-1 in its opening game and then defeated fourth-ranked Taiwan 15-7 on Tuesday. On Thursday, Israel beat the Netherlands 4-2 to finish in first place in Pool A with a 3-0 record. Next up for Israel is the second round in Tokyo with a chance to advance to the semifinals…Israel’s roster is made up almost entirely of Jewish-American players with major or minor league experience. READ MORE

Israel’s baseball team once again removed their caps and wore Kippot during the singing of the national anthem Hatikvah at opening of their World Baseball Classic game against Taiwan

NEW YORK POST Israel’s suddenly the undefeated darling of the baseball world

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