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Israel’s Improbable Run

Israel’s national team is a mostly American group of has-beens and wannabes who are playing to win the World Baseball Classic— and it’s exciting for baseball.

Israel infielder Cody Decker, who has 11 career MLB at-bats and 5 Ks, spent almost a decade in the minors. Here he hugs Team Israel’s mascot, “Mensch on a Bench.” Photo from
Career MLB batting statistics for Israel’s non-pitchers.



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Zac Crippen

I’m interested in telling stories about people and baseball. Host of @VernacularPod, and Lead Writer at @3rdStringPod.