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HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, JANUARY 11, 2019 PAGE 11A Brad White/Getty Images Kevin Youkilis of the Boston Red Sox bats against the Toronto Blue Jays in a game at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, June 3, 2012. By Ron Kaplan jor League Baseball to honor the best hitter in each league. (JTA)mWhat is more dif- He was quite good with ficult to fathom: that former the glove, too. Originally a Jewish Major Leaguer Kevin thirdbaseman, Youkiliswon Youkilis has been retired for a Gold Glove at first base in five years or that his name 2007, setting an A.L. record appears on the current Hall by playing 135 consecutive of Fame ballot? error-less games and becom- "Youk" made his big- ing the first qualifying first league debut with Boston sacker in league history to in2004. Two years later, the compile a 1.000 fielding team won the World Series percentage. for the first time since 1916. Youkilis, whowas plagued He might be best known with back problems over for having one of the sport's the last several years of his most unusualbatting stanc- career, also appeared briefly es, but despite his less-than- with the Chicago White Sox Adonis-like physique he was and New York Yankees. His a three-time All-Star who last professional season was finished in the top 10 for served overseas with the American League MVP vot- Tohoku Rakuten Golden ing twice. His best season Eagles in the Japanese Pa- came in 2008 when he had cific Coast League. He was 29 home runs, 115 runs justthesecondJewishplayer batted in and a .312 batting in Japan (Richie Scheinblum average, winning the Hank was the first). AaronAward, createdby Ma- Unfortunately, that bat- ting stance won't get him a plaque in Cooperstown. Although he ranks seventh all-time among Jewish Ma- jor Leaguers in home runs (150); seventh in RBIs (618); seventh in runs scored (653); and ninth in hits (1,053), none of those stats are Hall- worthy. So Youkilis--who appears on this year's ballot with 34 other candidates-- probably will not get the needed 5 percent of the vote that would allow him to re- main on the ballot in 2020. According to family leg- end, Youkilis' ancestors originally came from what is now known as Romania but moved to Greece to es- cape religious persecution. Comedian Denis Leary was visiting the Boston Red Sox broadcast booth in 2006 when he knelled about Youkilis' background "That's fantastic," he said. "That's one bottle of whiskey away from being Irish Catho- lic. They got the Manisch- ewitz, we got the Jameson's. It's the same guilt, the same bad food. That's fantastic. We got a Jewish first baseman!" The only Jewish players in the Hall of Fame are Hank Greenberg and Sandy Kou- fax, who turned 83 on Dec. 30. (There is some controver- sy over the religious identity of Lou Boudreau, a stellar shortstop and manager from the late 1930s to the early 1950s.) Barney Dreyfus, owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates i~ the early 1900s and "father" of the modern World Series, was inducted into the Hall in 2008. Ron Kaplan is author of "Hank Greenberg in 1938: Hatred and Home Runs in the Shadow of War" [Sports Publishing, 2017] andhost of the award-winning Kaplan's Korner on Jews and Sports. By Marcy Oster historical Thule, also called the grandson of Holocaust Hyperborea, as the ancient survivor (JTA)--Earlier this week, homelandoftheAryanrace."I had no idea Ultima NASA's New Horizons space- The Thule Society, founded Thule had Nazi connota- craft flew by what it says is in 1918 around this andtions,"hewrote."Ontheone the most distant object ever other occultist beliefs, later hand, it has a clear, non-Nazi explored by a spacecraft, became the Nazi Party. historical meaning, similar But calling the trans- Mark Showalter, a plan-to terra incognita. On the Neptunian object by itsetaryastronomerattheSETI otherhand, it would be nice official designation of 2014 Institute andinvestigatoron to go more than one day in MU69was cumbersome and the New Horizons mission 2019withoutthinkingabout boring for NASA scientists, who led the naming contest, Nazis." whoconsideredsome34,000told Newsweek that Ultima At least two bands--in names as part of a public Thule has a "long history" Estonia andinSweden--are competition in 2017. and that Nazism is not the named Ultima Thule, and UltimaThule, anamethat first thing that people associ- four albums by European was nominated by 40 people, ate with the term, which he bands have the name, too. It won the public poll. It comes admits he never heard until is the name of a poetry col- from classical and medieval the naming contest, lectionbyHenryWadsworth literature and means any "The primaryassociationLongfellow and a short story distant place located beyond of Thule and Ultima Thule byVladimir Nabokov. There the "borders of the known are with travel and 'exotic is a town inArkansas called world." places and cold places--it's Ultima Thule and a creek in NASA apparently did notassociated with travel gear, Australia. realize that Ultima Thule it's associated often with After New Horizons has [pronouncedTOO-leh)wasadistantplacesinGreenland," had a chance to get closer term used by the forerunners he told Newsweek. "'Beyond to the object, to determine of the Nazi Party and is still the limits of the knownmore about its character- usedbysome extreme right world'---that'ssuchabeauti- istics, NASA scientists will groups as part of their own ful metaphor for what we're decideonapermanentname. mythology, doing this year." It must be approved by the Newsweek first made Twitter's ambivalence International Astronomi- the connection in a March aboutthenamewascapturedcal Union, which oversees article, in a tweet by Jacob Aron, a all names in space. Ultima In Germany, extreme deputy news editor for New Thule reportedly does not fit right occultists believed in a Scientist magazine and the union's criteria. Orlando Weekday Morning Minyan (Conservative/Egalitarian), services Monday- Friday 7:45 a.m. (9 a.m.--national holidays); 2nd floor Chapel--Jewish Academy of Orlando; 851 N. Maitland Ave Maitland. For information call 407-298-4650. 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