Israel Baseball League IBL Updates

New York Times
Baseball: A whole new ballgame as Israel starts league
International Herald Tribune, France -
In June he will manage the Bet Shemesh Blue Sox in the inaugural season of the Israel Baseball League. Blomberg, Art Shamsky and Ken Holtzman, ...
On Baseball A Whole New Ballgame for Blomberg New York Times
Israel Baseball League picks up momentum Jerusalem Post

Cantor will live two dreams playing baseball in Israel
The Journal News.com, NY -
He will take his two-seam fastball to Israel for three months this summer, although he won't find out which of the six teams in the Israel Baseball League ...
Isreal Has Professional Baseball, And I Already Have A Favorite Player Deadspin
Baseball Player Offered Chance to Play in Israel
Oberlin Review, OH -
This June, Israel will throw the first pitch of its new professional baseball league and one team wants a Yeoman to be there when it happens. ...
Newsday, NY -
Former major leaguers Ken Holtzman, Ron Blomberg and Art Shamsky have been hired as managers for the first season of the Israel Baseball League. ...


Anonymous said...

I'd be surprised if baseball can generate a strong following in Israel similar to the ingrained nature of the sport in Latin American countries (it is not the most popular sport here in America... Football and basketball are #s 1 and 2). I think that Israeli culture is too aggressive for the passive game of baseball.

Tzvee Zahavy said...

maybe it will teach them to slow down and be more sportsmanlike