But no player, Jewish or otherwise, has done as much to change the recent history of baseball as Ron Blomberg.
David Blatt, the Israeli American who was fired this season as head coach of the Cavaliers, will interview with the Sacramento Kings for the same position.
Here are seven Jewish American athletes we’re expecting to make waves in Rio.
Israeli judoka Yarden Gerbi, who won bronze in the women’s 63-kg judo competition at the Rio Olympics, is auctioning off her Olympic name patch for charity.
When the Special Olympics ended, 40 Israeli athletes had scored 62 medals in a range of competitions that tested the athletes in individual and team events.
Lionel Messi, who is Catholic, was called 'Jewish' and 'Zionist' after he donated a pair of soccer shoes to charity while appearing on Egyptian TV.
Jewish-American Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman has been named again to the U.S. women’s Olympics gymnastics team.
Major League Baseball has just drafted its first Israeli player.
When the 2016 Olympic Games open here on Friday evening, Israel will proudly show off its largest delegation ever, with 47 athletes competing in 17 sports.
Soccer fans in Bulgaria attacked Israeli players and coaches during an exhibition match in Sofia.