With the final pick in the IBL draft, the Modiin miracle selected the legendary Sandy Koufax. Is was ingenious marketing, as dozens of news agencies picked the story up. I think this is the best publicity that the city of Modiin has ever gotten.
I bet the hated Blue Sox will go out now and try to sign Rod Carew, who is eligible for automatic Israeli citizenship under the Law of Return.
And that pretty much exhausts the list of living Jewish (or married-to-Jewish) Hall-of-Famers. Hank Greenberg and Mordecai Brown now play for the Angels.