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The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2021

ARTS AND CULTURE

Jacob Steinmetz

Athlete

History was made in Major League Baseball in July, as 17-year-old Jacob Steinmetz -- an Orthodox Jewish boy from Woodmere, NY, in Nassau County on Long Island -- was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the third round of the MLB draft. The 6-foot-6, 222-pound, right-handed pitcher had attended the Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns & Rockaway, later switching to the Elev8 Baseball Academy in Florida to hone his sports skills. According to the MLB, Steinmetz’s best pitch is said to be his 90 to 94 miles-per-hour fastball. Steinmetz isn’t the only athlete in his family. His father, Elliot, is the coach of Yeshiva University’s basketball team, which has had record-winning seasons for the last two years. (Photo: Twitter)

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