Team Israel is heading to the A Pool of the European Championships in Bonn, Germany in early September, on the road to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Finishing in the top 5 in the tournament will take Team Israel straight through to the Olympics qualifiers in Italy.
Let's hear from team member Jeremy Wolf, new immigrant to Israel who played for Team Israel in Pool B of the European Championship in July.
Current Team: Formerly with the New York Mets
A brief history
I played in college at Trinity University, a DIII school in San Antonio, Texas. I was National Player of the Year in 2016 as our team went on to win the National Championship. I was then drafted by the New York Mets in the 31st round of the 2016 first year player draft.
Your standout moment as a player for Team Israel
Running from the outfield and into the dogpile with Blake Gailen after beating Russia in the Pool B European Championship tournament in Bulgaria.
Your baseball mantra
“Play every game like it’s your last.” At one point in my life I played my “last game” and I’m so thankful for the opportunity to get on the field again.
What you are most looking forward to in Germany
I’m most looking forward to winning in Germany... and the food, I love pretzels.
You’re a fan of…
Good music: If it makes me tap my foot, I’ll listen to it. That means anything from Tay-Tay to Kendrick Lamar!
I listen to the same song before every game: Helter Skelter by The Beatles.