“Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story”

In celebration of the exhibit in the Library Rotunda, Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American, the CSI Library and Hillel at CSI invite you to a film screening of “Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story” on Thursday, Apr. 18 in the Library Theatre (Building 1L, Room 103) from 2:30pm to 4:30pm.

The film traces Jewish Americans’ involvement in the sport from the game’s earliest days, through the war years, to today’s All-Star games. It examines how legendary player Sandy Koufax pioneered rights for players, and Hank Greenberg’s support of Jackie Robinson. The film demonstrates how Jews shaped baseball, and baseball shaped them. Narrated by Dustin Hoffman, this film follows Jewish America’s love affair with baseball and how it sheds new light on our national pastime. The film includes interviews with Al Rosen, sports historian Maury Allen, celebrity enthusiasts Larry King and Ron Howard, and all-stars Shawn Green and Kevin Youkilis, as well as a rare interview with baseball legend Sandy Koufax.

This is a CC CLUE event.