45-Yr-Old Jewish Ballplayer’s Story Made Into Film

The Israel Baseball League has not been a home run for fans in the Middle East. Since it’s inaugural season in 2007, the league has been plagued with financial problems, poor playing conditions and woeful attendance. Of course, it didn’t help that manager Ken Holtzman quit the league last year & punctuated his departure by declaring, “There is no chance that baseball will succeed in Israel.”

Ari Alexenberg 45-year-old Jewish ballplayer

But despite all these problems, at least one good story came out of the IBL - the journey of Ari Alexenberg, a 45-year-old Orthodox Jew who finally saw his dream of playing pro ball become a reality. In fact, it’s so good, someone’s making a movie about him. Read more…