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Ron Kaplan, Freelance Writer

ForeWord Magazine
Mental Floss
NY Sportscene
Nine / EFQ
Miscellaneous Articles
Earlier Reviews by Category
Baseball / Sports
About Ron Kaplan

  • I Was Right on Time, by Buck O’Neil, SABR Bibliography Committee Newsletter, July 1996
  • Fighting Jews: When Boxing Was a Jewish Sport, by Allen Bodner (Prager). Congress Monthly, September/October 1998.
  • Using sports to become an American. Sports and the American Jew, edited by Stephen A. Reiss (University of Syracuse Press). New Jersey Jewish News, May 20, 1999.
  • A Jew on the mound, in baseball’s simpler days (The Rabbi of Swat. Michigan State University Press, 1999). New Jersey Jewish News, March 9, 2000.
  • The Talmud and the Internet: A Journey Between Two Worlds, by Jonathan Rosen (Farrar, Straus and Giroux). Bookreporter, January 27, 2001.
  • “He’s true to his religion and I honor him for that . . .” Bio and Video on Hank Greenberg. Purebaseball. September 18, 2001.
  • Through a Diamond: 100 Years of Japanese American Baseball, by Kerry Yo Nakagawa (Rudi). ForeWord, January 2002.
  • The Best Pitcher in Baseball: The Life of Rube Foster, Negro League Giant, by Robert Charles Cottrell (New York University Press). MultiCultural Review, March 2002.
  • Touching My Father’s Soul: A Sherpa’s Journey to the Top of Everest, by Jamling Tenzing Norgay (Harper San Francisco). MultiCultural Review, March 2002.
  • Faith in the Game: Chicken Soup for the Baseball Fan’s Soul, Edited by Jack Canfield (Health Communications), and The Faith of Fifty Million: Baseball, Religion, and American Culture, by Christopher Evans and William Herzog III (Wetsminster John Knox. Purebaseball, June 5, 2002.
  • The Integration of Baseball: An Annotated Bibliography of Nonfiction Books, Multicultural Review, June 2002.
  • The Butcher’s Tale: Murder and Anti-Semitism in a German Town, by Helmut Walser Smith (W.W. Norton & Company), BookPage, August 2002.
  • Biography lauds baseball great Koufax on and off the field. Sandy Koufax: A Lefty’s Legacy, by Jane Leavy (Harper Collins). New Jersey Jewish News, August 29, 2002.
  • Sandy Koufax: A Lefty’s Legacy, by Jane Leavy (Harper Collins). BookPage, September 2002.
  • New Jack Jocks: Rebels, Race and the American Athlete, by Larry Platt (Temple University Press, 2002). MultiCultural Review, September 2002.
  • Shut Out: A Story of Race and Baseball in Boston, by Howard Bryant (Routledge) and They Cleared the Lane: The NBA’s Black Pioneers, by Ron Thomas (University of Nebraska Press). MultiCultural Review, September 2002.
  • Black Baseball’s National Showcase: The East-West All-Star Game, by Larry Lester (University of Nebraska Press) and Taking in a Game: A History of Baseball in Asia, by Joseph Reaves (University of Nebraska Press). MultiCultural Review, September 2002.
  • My Father’s People, by Louis Rubin Jr., (Louisiana State University). BookPage, October 2002.
  • One Candle, by Eve Bunting (Joanna Cotler) and Jewish Holidays All Year Round, by Ilene Cooper (Abrams). BookPage, December 2002.
  • The History of Irish Ballplayers in Baseball, Irish America, February/March 2003.
  • A Strong Right Arm: The Story of Mamie “Peanut” Johnson, by Michelle Green (Dial). Multicultural Review, Mach 2003.
  • Extra Bases: Reflections on Jackie Robinson, Race, and Baseball History, by Jules Tygiel (Bison). Multicultural Review, March 2003.
  • Home is Everything, by Jose Luis Villegas and Marcos Breton (Cinco Puntos). MultuCultural Review, September 2003.

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