By Eric Berger
When Josh Scharff started walking, his dad put a baseball bat in his hands “and that,” he says, “was it.”
Scharff, 25, a St. Louisan who played collegiate baseball at Yale University, is now a pioneer, spending time on the dirt and grass of baseball fields in Israel, trying to establish the game there.
After talking with a leader of the Israel Association of Baseball about its leagues and teams, Scharff asked, “How can I help? What can I do to help baseball in Israel?”
He arrived in August and is helping start the Israel Baseball Experience, a five-month program that aims to bring former Division I players like Scharff to play in Israel’s adult Premier League and to help develop and promote the game.
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