Thursday, June 28, 2007

Baseball in Israel

Recent Oberlin graduate, Seth Binder, the grandchild of Holocaust survivors, is one of 120 players from eight countries jump-starting a professional baseball league in Israel.

The six-team Israel Baseball League threw out the first pitch last Sunday. About 60 percent of the league is American, with other players coming from Israel, the Dominican Republic, Canada, Australia, Columbia, Japan and Ukraine.

Binder, a shortstop at Oberlin, graduated in May. He hit .333 over his senior season and was twice named to the All-NCAC team. He is a member of the Petach Tikva Pioneers, who are off to a 0-2 start.

Follow the story:
Israel Baseball League
Cleveland Plain Dealer
Oberlin Web Site
The Jerusalem Post

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