Hall Of Famer In Haiku: Not Jewish

 Hall Of Famer In Haiku: Not Jewish


Adam Sandler's song
Not as Jewish as we thought
Carew's a gentile


According to Heeb ...

In an interview (well, more like an accosting) with gossip site TMZ, legendary baseball star Rod Carew is prodded for his thoughts on Sandler’s ode to Jewish celebrity – in particular the verse:

O.J. Simpson //not a Jew!
But guess who is // Hall of Famer Rod Carew (he converted!)

Carew, now in his late 60′s and decades away from his heyday as the crown jewel in both the Minnesota Twins’ and California Angels’ batting line-ups, set the record straight:

“No, I am not. I was about to convert, but I never did. I think Adam found out about that.”


Since Rod Carew never converted, the only Jewish Hall of Famers are Sandy Koufax and Hank Greenberg.  Some other interesting Jewish baseball facts, according to Baseball Almanac ...  Lou Boudreau had a Jewish mother but was adopted and raised as a Christian,  and  the owners of both teams in the 1989 World Series belonged to the same synagogue.


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