Giants and Rangers: The Jewish Connection
Andy Altman-Ohr reports about the Giants’ Jewish connections in j., the Jewish newsweekly. Giants president Larry Baer grew up in San Francisco’s Richmond District and used his bar mitzvah money to buy Saturday Giants home game tickets. He says they called it “the bar mitzvah box.”
Baer is very active in the Jewish community. His wife Pam is on the board of the Contemporary Jewish Museum and Baer has chaired the Jewish Vocational Service’s fundraisers.
As far as players go, however, the Texas Rangers have more of the Jewish connection - starting second baseman Ian Kinsler and Burlingame native and pitcher Scott Feldman. Feldman, however, is not included on the current roster. In addition to them, there is Jewish team owner Chuck Greenberg. The Rangers might have the Giants beat on the Jewish angle, but j. reports that the Giants do have one secret Jewish weapon -- “nobody is talking more Giants these days than KNBR super-host — Marty Lurie of the East Bay.”