The Nationals drafted Elie Kligman in the 20th round of the draft out of Cimarron-Memorial HS in Nevada. He’s an observant Jew who doesn’t play on Shabbos and Davens three times a day. He is the second Frum Jew to be drafted in 2021.
— Marc J. Kligman (@MLBAgent) July 13, 2021
LAS VEGAS: Elie Kligman from Nevada became the second frum Jew drafted by MLB, picked by the Washington Nationals. He's said he won't play on Shabbos. pic.twitter.com/PWa5AXODa5
— KolHaolam (@KolHaolam) July 13, 2021
See below as Elie discussed his Faith & how he won’t be playing on Shabbos:
Mazel Tov! Elie Kligman an Orthodox Jewish Baseball Player has been selected at the MLB Draft by the Washington Nationals! WOW! A 2nd Orthodox Jew taken at this year's draft! Great going @ElieKlig your father @MLBAgent must be shepping plenty of nachas! pic.twitter.com/cg0vRd4whT
— Sports Rabbi (@thesportsrabbi) July 13, 2021