Astros hero’s bat donated to Houston Jewish History Archive at Rice

Bregman batAstros third baseman Alex Bregman’s game-winning single in Game 5 of last year’s World Series helped catapult the Houston Astros to their first championship. On June 21 the team donated one of Bregman’s game-used bats to the Houston Jewish History Archive at Rice University’s Woodson Research Center. Bregman, who is among a small group of Jewish players currently in Major League Baseball, used the bat during the Astros’ 2018 home opener against the Baltimore Orioles April 2. For more information about the Houston Jewish History Archive, contact its director Joshua Furman at or 713-348-3418. (Photos by Melissa Weininger)

About Katharine Shilcutt

Katharine Shilcutt is a media relations specialist in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.