"It's important that these stories be retold," Ruttman said shortly before the Marlins faced the Braves. "That's really what I want for it. Finding out about what makes a lot of these folks tick, whether they are players or not."
Highlighted in the book are MLB commissioner Bud Selig, labor leaders Marvin Miller and Don Fehr, along with owners Jerry Reinsdorf and Stuart Sternberg. Marlins vice-chairman Joel Mael is among those interviewed.
"Hearing the stories and understanding how baseball and religion and Judaism mix and having someone this accomplished put it together for people is crucial," Marlins president David Samson said. "It's a legacy that will live on."
Joe Frisaro is a reporter for MLB.com. He writes a blog, called The Fish Pond. Follow him on Twitter