Designated Hitters: The Story of Israel Baseball


As the 2021 Summer Olympics kick off, six baseball teams will fight for glory. They include powerhouses like the United States, Japan, and the Dominican Republic. And, to the surprise of many, Team Israel. This limited-run podcast will tell the story of how a small country the size of New Jersey which features no professional baseball league managed to produce a world-class team that beat a string of baseball Goliaths to secure a trip to Tokyo. With unprecedented insider access to players, coaches, and managers, the show will tell the stories of the ragtag team of athletes -- some former Major Leaguers, some underdogs -- who managed to pull off one of the greatest upsets in modern sports history, touching on larger themes like faith, friendship, and nationhood. read less