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Monday, July 19, 2021

Teen Becomes First Orthodox Jew Drafted into MLB

History was made in Major League Baseball as 17-year-old Jacob Steinmetz, an Orthodox Jewish boy from Woodmere, N.Y., in Nassau County on Long Island, was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the third round of the MLB draft.

He got the call while surrounded by family and friends who were watching the draft live and erupted into cheers as the announcement was made.

According to the MLB, Steinmetz’s best pitch is said to be his 90 to 94 miles-per-hour fastball.

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