Foul ball: Delmon Young and anti-Semitic baseball incidents


Jews’ love for baseball is well-documented. Once in a blue moon, though, America’s favorite pastime is marred by anti-Jewish remarks.
Detroit Tigers outfielder Delmon Young has been suspended for 7 games after allegedly attacking a group of men in a New York City hotel and yelling anti-Semitic remarks. Young was arrested after the incident.

In 1993, Cincinnati Reds owner Marge Schott was suspended and fined by the Major League Baseball executive committee for her anti-Jewish and racist remarks directed towards employees. Schott returned the following season, when JTA listed some of her wrongdoings:

Schott, owner of the National League baseball team, was fined $25,000, given an eightmonth suspension and ordered to attend a diversity-sensitivity seminar by major league baseball’s executive council last February after a national outcry arose over anti-Semitic and racist remarks she made.
At the time, Schott acknowledged that she had used the terms "money-grubbing Jews," "nigger" and "Japs," and that she kept a Nazi swastika armband at home, although she said she "never thought of it as anything offensive."

Ten years after the Schott incident, a Major League umpire was punished for this poor choice of words:

A Major League Baseball umpire was suspended for using an anti-Semitic slur against a league administrator. Bruce Froemming reportedly called umpires administrator Cathy Davis a "stupid Jew bitch" after Froemming was chastised for not allowing the league to handle his travel arrangements for an umpiring trip to Japan.

While the umpire apologized, he was suspended for 10 days without pay and told to stay away from the Los Angeles Dodgers’ adult baseball camp that season.

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