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Jerusalem's Major League Baseball Scout

Baseball scout in Jerusalem (Photo: Anav Silverman/Jerusalem Post)

As the air begins to warm and winter says goodbye, for many of us, that means baseball is back! To get us in the mood for spring training, The Jerusalem Post's Anav Silverman brings us the story of a Jerusalem man who's the international scout for the Cincinnati Reds:

If you see a man with a white beard and a red baseball with an iconic wishbone “C” logo in Jerusalem, it most likely is David Friedman, a 62-year-old history lecturer who made aliya with his family more than three decades ago.

While people wearing baseball caps are not uncommon in the capital, Friedman’s work in Major League Baseball as an international scout for the National League’s Cincinnati Reds is definitely not typical.

Friedman’s work for the American baseball team has taken him around the globe – to Taiwan, Ireland, South Africa and most recently, Uganda.

“I’m pretty sure that I’m the only international scout for Major League Baseball in Israel,” Friedman told The Jerusalem Post in a recent interview...

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