Latest Audio and Video

Larry Ruttman gave an author talk over Zoom for the Yiddish Book Center on November 19, 2020. Watch the video of “American Jews and America’s Game: Voices of a Growing Legacy in Baseball, with Larry Ruttman.”

Larry Ruttman spoke to the Brookline Rotary about Voices of Brookline, American Jews and America's Game, and his forthcoming memoir on September 27, 2020.

Larry Ruttman spoke with Jack Beermann on August 26, 2020 at an event sponsored by the Jewish Community Center of the North Shore, the Lappin Foundation, and the Abbot Public Library of Marblehead, Massachusetts. Read "Author Larry Ruttman to Give Virtual Talk" from the Marblehead Reporter.

Larry Ruttman appeared on City Talk with Ken Meyer on WBCA 102.9 FM on Monday, May 27, 2019. This hour-long show proved to be a delight to both Ken and Larry, covered a lot of baseball topics, and may be heard here in its entirety. Be prepared to laugh.

Larry Ruttman reflects on "Memories and Melodies" for Chagigah, WERS 88.9 FM radio (Boston), December 16, 2018 (audio; 9.8 MB)

Interview about My Eighty-Two Year Love Affair with Fenway Park: From Teddy Ballgame to Mookie Betts, "On Mic with Jordan Rich" podcast, July 2018 (audio)

Larry Ruttman on "The Schmooze" Podcast, Yiddish Book Center. Interview with Lisa Newman on March 15, 2018 (audio)

City Talk with Ken Meyer: Interview with Larry Ruttman, Boston Community Radio WBCA, 102.9 FM, January 28, 2018 (audio).

More Audio and Video

Jews and Baseball”: Interview with Rabbi Mark Golub on Shalom TV, May 23, 2013 (video)

Read Larry Ruttman's blog post about "Baseball Kosher Style", a panel discussion at the 92nd Street Y on May 13, 2013.

Larry Ruttman and Gordon Edes on "Jews in Baseball" at the Biennial Convention of the Union of Reform Judaism (URJ), December 6, 2017 (audio; 840 MB)

Remembering Al “Flip” Rosen, March 16, 2015 (audio). Interview with Ralph Tyko for Comfortably Zoned Radio.

Massachusetts Historical Society lecture, Boston, Massachusetts, April 1, 2014 (audio; 33 MB).

Interview with Pat Williams on “Inside the Game,” WORL-AM 660, Orlando, Florida, November 9, 2013: Segment 1 | Segment 2 (audio; requires iTunes or another MP3 player)

Boston Public Radio (WGBH FM, Boston, Massachusetts) interviews Larry Ruttman. The interview starts at 01:35:00, and continues until the end. Aired Wednesday, October 9, 2013.

The Great Fenway Park Writers Series, with Larry Ruttman and Dr. Charles Steinberg, Executive Vice President and Senior Advisor to the President / CEO of the Boston Red Sox, September 18, 2013 (video; requires Quicktime or another MP4 player; 2.53 GB)

Minicast: Jews and America's Game: Ed Kasputis of interviews Larry Ruttman. Released August 5, 2013 (audio podcast)

Larry Ruttman on Jews in Baseball: "The Lowdown with Ira Wood" (WOMR FM, Provincetown, Massachusetts), August 5, 2013 (audio)

Rabbi Wechsler Teaches (Sirius XM Radio), June 3, 2013 (audio, 49 MB; requires iTunes, Windows Media Player, or other audio player)

The Michigan Insider (WTKA-AM, Ann Arbor, Michigan), June 12, 2013 (audio)

Beyond the Game: Interview with John Vorperian for White Plains Community Media, White Plains, New York, May 20, 2013 (video)

Ed Randall's Talking Baseball (WFAN, New York, New York), May 5, 2013 (audio)

The Jordan Rich Show (WBZ News Radio, Boston, Massachusetts), April 13, 2013 (audio)

Interview with Matthew Laurance on Hardwood and Hollywood (, May 18, 2013 (video)

Interview with The DC Sports Beat, December 23, 2012 (audio)


New Book Honors Jewish Baseball Players
Kevin Cullen, Boston Globe, September 20, 2013

The Little-Known Stars of Jewish Baseball
James Sullivan, The Jewish Daily Forward, April 6, 2013

Retired Lawyer Tells Stories of Jews, Baseball, and America
Brock Parker, Boston Globe, April 6, 2013

Hebrew National Pastime
Michael O'Keeffe, New York Daily News, April 6, 2013

Four Questions with Author Larry Ruttman
Molly Parr,, June 17, 2013

Author Recalls Those Who Stepped Up to the Plate (PDF)
Alexandra Lapkin, The Jewish Advocate, April 12, 2013

Jews on First: On Camden Yards' 25th anniversary, the JT takes a look at the ballpark's Jewish history
Hannah Monicken, Baltimore Jewish Times, June 7, 2017

Larry A. Ruttman
BC Law: Boston College Law School Magazine, Winter 2015

Local Author Talks Jews in Baseball
Jack Lyons, Wicked Local Brookline, July 16, 2014

The Jewish Impact on Baseball On and Off the Field
Marvin Glassman, Florida Jewish Journal, November 27, 2013

Talking Baseball
Jonathan Mark, The Jewish Week, May 7, 2013

Jewish Baseball Players, Personnel Featured in Book
Jordan D. Robrish, The Sun Sentinel, April 16, 2013

Jews and Baseball: Author Digs Deep to Connect America's Pastime with Judaism
Ron Snyder, Baltimore Jewish Times, April 12, 2013

Author Ruttman Promotes Book at Marlins Park
Joe Friesaro,, April 9, 2013

Now Hear This: Larry Ruttman
Ron Kaplan, Kaplan's Korner on Jews and Sports, March 31, 2013

Baseball’s Jewish Voices: Brookline Author Explores Contribution to America’s Pastime
Brock Parker, Boston Globe, April 11, 2010

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