Should he have the opportunity to come on in relief, Red Sox pitcher Craig Breslow will become the 24 Jewish Major Leaguer to play in the World Series, as documented in these postings from Kaplan’s Korner and Jewish Baseball News.
During the history of the World Series Most Valuable Player Award (which started in 1955), two Jewish baseball players and a player who converted to Judaism after his career won a total of four MVP trophies.
Interestingly, all three played for the Los Angeles Dodgers when they captured the honors.
JewishSportsCollectibles.com offers reviews of the players’ baseball cards and collectibles … which range from common cards to $100,000+ game-used leather, from books to DVDs, from postcards and programs to books by the yard.
Feel free to comment below, or in the individual postings, to let JewishSportsCollectibles.com readers know what your most treasured collectible for these World Series winners might be.
Editor’s Note: A version of this posting originally ran under the headline “Jewish World Series MVP Profiles“ in 2011.