10 American Jewish Baseball Players To Become Israeli Citizens To Make The 2020 Olympics

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Ten Jewish-American baseball players will become dual Israeli citizens partly to help the country’s team make the 2020 Olympics.

In order to represent a country at the Olympics, players have to be  citizens of the country for a year before they can start officially playing in pre-Olympic competition, which begins with the European Championship B Pool in the summer of 2019.

The 10 players slated to make aliyah next week include five who played for Team Israel in the WBC: Corey Baker, a retired minor leaguer; Gabe Cramer, a minor leaguer in the Kansas City Royals system; Blake Gailen and Joey Wagman, who play in the Independent League; and Alex Katz, a Baltimore Orioles minor leaguer team.

 

Baseball will be featured at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo for the first time since the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Read more at Arutz Sheva.

{Matzav.com}

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