The Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, in partnership with Anshei Sfard Men’s Club, will host three special screenings of the award-winning documentary Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story. Directed by Peter Miller and narrated by Dustin Hoffman,
the film spotlights the contributions of Jewish major leaguers and the special meaning that baseball has had in the lives of American Jews.
The screenings will be Sunday, April 10, at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Monday, April 11, at 7 p.m. at the Louisville Slugger Museum.
“This film explores the connection between Jewish Americans and baseball, our nation’s beloved pastime,” said Rabbi Chaim Litvin of Anshei Sfard Men’s Club. “We invite the entire community to join us in April for the special screening of this heartfelt, captivating documentary.”
The film includes perspectives from fans, writers, executives and baseball greats, including Kevin Youkilis, Hank Greenberg, Al Rosen, Yogi Berra and a rare interview with legendary Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax.
More than a film about sports, Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story is a story of immigration, assimilation, bigotry, heroism, the passing on of traditions and the shattering of stereotypes.
The movie screening is $10 for adults and $7 for children, with all proceeds benefiting Anshei Sfard Men’s Club. Group pricing is available upon request. Every ticket comes with a voucher for one free admission with the purchase of one regular admission to Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory. Tickets can be purchased online at www.jewishbbtix.com.
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory celebrates its 15th Anniversary this year and will welcome its 3,000,000th guest in the late spring or early summer.
About Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
Experience history-in-the-making as you stroll through the factory where world-famous Louisville Slugger bats are created. Award-winning factory tour, newly renovated galleries with interactive exhibits, historic memorabilia, the World’s Biggest Bat, and more. Create a Louisville Slugger bat with your very own name on it, just like the pros. For more information, log on to sluggermuseum.com or call 588-7228.