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Wednesday, January 06, 2021

Testing the Koufax Curse

Testing the Koufax Curse: How 18 Jewish Hitters, 18 Jewish Pitchers, and Rod Carew Performed on Yom Kippur has been published in the Baseball Research Journal.

Posted by Howard Wasserman on January 6, 2021 at 09:45 AM in Article Spotlight, Howard Wasserman, Sports | Permalink

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That is a fantastic idea.

Posted by: Howard Wasserman | Jan 7, 2021 1:38:39 PM

Fun article. The Hashem hypothesis is provable, or at least disprovable. Examine the performance of the same players and teams on tisha b'av, which conveniently falls in the heart of the baseball season, and which few if any Jewish baseball players are likely to be aware of. If the Jewish players or their teams consistently do worse on days when they commit transgressions known only to Hashem . . .

Posted by: arthur | Jan 7, 2021 1:18:51 PM

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