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Sandy Koufax Voted One of Greatest Living Ballplayers

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In baseball today, Jewish players like Ryan Braun and Joc Pederson pack ballparks. In the past, Hank Greenberg and others starred on the diamond. Yet none of them are or were as great as Sandy Koufax, who baseball fans just voted as one of the four greatest living ballplayers:

The All-Star game for the professional sport formerly known as America’s pastime — with its dwindling ratings, parochial fan bases, and shiny, gargantuan stadia — was held in Cincinnati last night. Prior to the game, Major League Baseball allowed fans to vote on the “greatest living players.”

From this list Koufax, Aaron, Mays and Bench were chosen by fans…

Koufax, of course, is a Jewish baseball hero, who chose to observe Yom Kippur rather than take the mound for Game 1 of the 1965 World Series…

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