Tel Aviv Lightning

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Tel Aviv Lightning
תל אביב לייטנינ
Tel Aviv Lightning.jpg
League Israel Baseball League
Location Israel Tel Aviv
Ballpark Sportek Baseball Field
Year founded 2006
League championships 0
Colors Blue
Manager United States Steve Hertz
Uniforms

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The Tel Aviv Lightning (Hebrew: תל אביב לייטנינג‎‎) was an Israeli baseball team from Tel Aviv in the Israel Baseball League.

The Lightning finished the inaugural 2007 season in second place with a 26-14 (.650) record, and lost to the Modi'in Miracle in the semifinals of the 2007 IBL championship.

6' 5" lefthander Aaron Pribble was 7-2, with a league-leading 1.94 ERA. Daniel Kaufman, who pitched for Emory University, held opposing batters to a .170 batting average. The Most Valuable Israeli Player was pitcher Dan Rothem. [1]

History[edit]

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On February 26, 2007 it was announced that former Major League Baseball player Steve Hertz would be the manager of the Express.[1]

The first player selected by the Lightning in the inaugural draft was Dominican catcher Anderson Mejia.[2]

Stadium[edit]

Located at the Sportek Baseball Field in Tel Aviv.

2007 roster[edit]

Tel Aviv Lightning roster
Active (25-man) roster Coaches/Other
Starting rotation

Bullpen

  • Currently unknown


† 15-day disabled list
Roster updated 02.05.2007
Transactions

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Designated hitters

  • Currently unknown
Manager

Coaches

Suspended list

  • Currently vacant


External links[edit]

Official
Unofficial

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Holtzman, Blomberg, Shamsky set to manage in Israel Baseball League". The Associated Press. Retrieved 2007-04-29. 
  2. ^ "First Player Draft in IBL History Yields Bumper Crop". IsraelBaseballLeague.com. Retrieved 2007-04-29.