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Ron Kaplan

Biography

Ron Kaplan

Ron Kaplan is a sports and features writer and editor for the New Jersey Jewish News. His book reviews, author interviews and articles have appeared in publications such as the Huffington Post, Baseball America and Mental Floss, and he hosts a blog on baseball literature.

Ron Kaplan

Books by Ron Kaplan

by Ron Kaplan - Biography, History, Holocaust, Jewish Interest, Nonfiction, Sports

“Hammerin’” Hank Greenberg was coming off a stellar season where he’d hit 40 home runs and 184 RBIs, becoming only the thirteenth player to ever hit 40 or more homers (and one of only four players to have 40 or more home runs and 175 or more RBIs in a season). Even with his success at the plate, neither Greenberg nor the rest of the world could have expected what was about to happen in 1938. HANK GREENBERG IN 1938 chronicles the events of 1938, both on the baseball diamond and the streets of Europe. As Greenberg’s bat had him on course for Babe Ruth’s home run record, Hitler’s “Final Solution” was beginning to take shape. Jews across the US, worried about the issues overseas, looked to Greenberg as a symbol of hope.

by Ron Kaplan - History, Nonfiction, Sports

Having grown from 390 athletes from 14 countries to 9,000 athletes from 78 countries, the Maccabiah Games (or the “Jewish Olympics,” as it has come to be known) continue to gain popularity. THE JEWISH OLYMPICS by Ron Kaplan details the history of the Maccabiah Games, including how they began, how they have impacted the Jewish community worldwide, and much more. In addition, it highlights the countless special achievements of the athletes over the course of the 19 games.

by Ron Kaplan - Nonfiction, Reference, Sports

Baseball literature is formidable --- vast and varied, instructive, often wildly entertaining, and occasionally brilliant. From this bewildering array of baseball books, Ron Kaplan has chosen 501 of the best, making it easier for fans to find just the books to suit them (or to know what they’re missing). From biography, history, fiction and instruction to books about ballparks, business and rules, anyone who loves to read about baseball will find in this book a companionable guide.