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Team Israel Followers Snap Up T-Shirts, Other Merch As Club Makes Improbable Run At WBC

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 03 / 16 / 17

Team Israel was eliminated from the World Baseball Classic Tuesday, but the team's run to the second round of the event had fans "looking to purchase a piece of their people’s baseball history," according to Andrew Tobin of the JEWISH TELEGRAPHIC AGENCY. After selling out last week, the supply...

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