Baseball Crank
Covering the Front and Back Pages of the Newspaper
September 21, 2002
BASEBALL/RELIGION: Muslims in Major League

Muslims in Major League Baseball? There have been many in the NFL and NBA, but I'm not so sure about baseball. The one guy I remember is former Pirates shortstop (from the mid-1980s) Sammy Khalifa, who this popup-infested tribute website describes grandiosely as "the Arab Jackie Robinson." Khalifa may actually be both the only MLB player of Arab descent and of Muslim faith; if he's not, I'd love to hear who else fills the bill. I seem to recall that his father was an imam, although I could be wrong on that.

(I remember having this baseball card too).

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