Fried will become the fourth Jewish pitcher to start a World Series game

Why this will be the most Jewish World Series in baseball history
by Howard M. Wasserman
October 25, 2021

This is first [World] Series with four Jewish players on active rosters, the first with multiple Jewish players on each team, and the first in which three Jewish players should appear. The previous record was in 1959, when the Los Angeles Dodgers had pitchers Sandy Koufax and Larry Sherry (who won Series MVP) and the Chicago White Sox had pitcher Barry Latman, who did not appear in the Series…The Braves have left-handed starter Max Fried and outfielder Joc Pederson, who are among the best pairs of Jewish teammates. The Astros have third-baseman Alex Bregman and third-string catcher Garrett Stubbs. Bregman and Fried had Bar Mitzvahs. READ MORE

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