Posts Tagged “Sam Khalifa”

The first Cubs curse was by an Arab

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The first Cubs curse was by an Arab

The first Cubs curse was by an Arab, but it was for a good reason. It was issued by Abdullah al-Tidhatch in 1908 after the Cubs refused to reinstate the league’s first Arab player, Fareed Habibi, according to sources, myths and old wive’s tales By Ray Hanania I worked at Chicago City Hall and I knew…

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Shoeless Joe Jackson and Arab American Major League Baseball Players

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Shoeless Joe Jackson and Arab American Major League Baseball Players

“If you build it, he will come” and “he” is Shoeless Joe Jackson… Most Arabs have no connection to “America’s pastime” but two Arab Americans have played in the major leagues and every Arab can relate to the injustice done unto Shoeless Joe Jackson. Lebanese American Joseph Michael Lahoud was born in 1947 and he…

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