Beit Shemesh Courts Baseball

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Beit Shemesh Mayor Moshe Abutbul with members and staff of the Beit Shemesh Comets. Credit: Margo Sugarman

Beit Shemesh mayor Moshe Abutbul took time out to throw out the first ball at the Israel baseball cadets’ game between Beit Shemesh Comets and Rehovot Raptors at Kibbutz Gezer last Friday.

The Beit Shemesh municipality is offering the Israel Association of Baseball the opportunity to build a baseball facility in a prime city location, and is currently rezoning the area for sports recreation. Currently, there are about 250 youth playing baseball in Beit Shemesh.

The IAB and Jewish National Fund have joined forces to raise funds and build the field. 

“We look forward to seriously expanding our baseball program in Beit Shemesh from the 250 players today to over 1,000 once the field is built next year,” noted IAB President Peter Kurz. “As the saying goes, ‘If we build it, they will come.’”

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