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Maryland Premiere: Heading Home

March 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Tale of Team Israel


Wednesday, March 27th at 6:30 pm


Speaker: Adam Gladstone, Team Israel Assistant General Manager


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Tickets to this program include admission to the Museum



A stirring story of sports, patriotism and personal growth, Heading Home charts the underdog journey of Israel’s national baseball team competing for the first time in the World Baseball Classic. After years of defeat, Team Israel is finally ranked among the world’s best in 2017, eligible to compete in the prestigious international tournament. Their line-up included several Jewish American Major League players―Ike Davis, Josh Zeid and ex-Braves catcher Ryan Lavarnway―most with a tenuous relationship to Judaism, let alone having ever set foot in Israel.


Their odyssey takes them from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem where they are greeted as heroes, to Seoul where they must debunk their has-been, wannabe reputations. With their Mensch on the Bench mascot by their side, the team laughs, cries, and does much soul-searching, discovering the pride of representing Israel on the world stage.



About Adam Gladstone: 

Gladstone has worked in baseball for over 20 years and currently serves as the Assistant General Manager of Team Israel, where he has been involved since 2012. Gladstone has experiences ranging from professional umpiring to player procurement, as well as being named the initial MLB Instant replay coordinator for the 2014 AL East Champion Baltimore Orioles.


Initially hired as a professional umpire in multiple leagues, his roles transitioned off the field to the front office, focused on baseball operations, player procurement, and player development. Working with many Atlantic League of Professional Baseball Clubs proudly yielded multiple League Championships, and in 2014 Gladstone reached the MLB level with the Baltimore Orioles where Buck Showalter hired him as the Instant Replay Coordinator. A first-year trip to the American League Championship Series was the highlight of his professional career.


Gladstone and his wife Julie have two children, Jordan 10 and Ellie 5, and they resides in Baltimore, MD.


March 27
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm