Late spring sports roundup: Zach Hyman’s Oilers struggle to stay alive while Jewish baseball stars are on the rise

Zach Hyman during a game against the Seattle Kraken on October 2, 2023. (Photo by Jenn G/Wikimedia Commons)

We’re entering the post-Shavuot dog days of summer, which means a wind-down for most Jewish athletes. After a short break, The CJN’s sports podcasters return with a late spring catch-up to talk golf, baseball and the end of the NHL and NBA seasons.

Atlanta Braves pitcher Max Fried has emerged as a genuine candidate to win the 2024 Cy Young Award; Spencer Horwitz has firmly ascended to the majors; we’re expecting Zach Hyman to step up if the Edmonton Oilers want to survive in the Stanley Cup Finals; and we offer congratulations to Yam Madar, an Israeli basketball player currently playing in Turkey, whose draft rights have been retained since 2020 by the Boston Celtics—who just won the NBA Finals.


Menschwarmers is hosted by James Hirsh and Gabe Pulver, and produced and edited by Michael Fraiman. Our intro music is by Coby Lipovitch, and our outro music is “Organ Grinder Swing” by chēēZ π. This show is a member of The CJN Podcast Network. Follow the Menschwarmers on Twitter @menschwarmers or TikTok @menschwarmers. Support the show by subscribing to this podcast or donating to The CJN.