Monday, December 14, 2009

Happy Hanukkah: Jason Hirsh A Possible 2010 Yankee

from the yankee lohud blog
from wikipedia
The Astros drafted and signed his younger brother Matt (6' 5"; 235 lbs.), another Cal Lutheran right-handed pitcher, in the 30th round in 2005. Matt went 1-2, 5.61, in 2005 at Rookie-level Greeneville. Released by the Astrons on June 12, 2006, Matt signed with the St. Louis Cardinals in September 2006.
Hirsh is Jewish. He didn't find that to be an issue with the 2007 Rockies, even though as The New York Times put it, "Christianity rocks in Colorado's clubhouse." Hirsh said, "There are guys who are religious, sure, but they don’t impress it upon anybody. It’s not like they hung a cross in my locker or anything. They’ve accepted me for who I am, and what I believe in." Hirsh was featured in the 2008 Hank Greenberg 75th Anniversary edition of Jewish Major Leaguers Baseball Cards, licensed by Major League Baseball and published in affiliation with Fleer Trading Cards and the American Jewish Historical Society, commemorating the Jewish Major Leaguers from 1871 through 2008.[47] He joined, among other Jewish major leaguers, Brad Ausmus, Kevin Youkilis, Ian Kinsler, Ryan Braun, Gabe Kapler, Jason Marquis, John Grabow, Craig Breslow, and Scott Schoeneweis.
He married Pamela Clark in 2007, and as a wedding present bought her a new Jeep Grand Cherokee. In July 2009 the couple was expecting their first child.
Hirsh makes his offseason home in Burbank, California.

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