Nate Fish, ’98
, is affectionately known as the King of Jewish Baseball. He was the first-ever employee in baseball in Israel as the executive director of the Israel Association of Baseball from 2013-2016 when he attempted to introduce baseball to Israeli society and bring kids of all faiths together. Fish played varsity baseball at Shaker Heights High School for three years earning all-region honors each year and serving as team captain in 1998, his senior year.
After high school, Fish attended the University of Cincinnati on a baseball scholarship where the team enjoyed their winningest four-year stretch in program history and Fish again served as captain his senior season. Since then, Fish has played and coached baseball around the world helping to promote international baseball, playing and coaching in Europe and serving as a player and coach for Team Israel in the World Baseball Classic.
In addition to working in baseball, Fish is a writer and self-taught artist. He graduated from the New School University in New York City where he studied creative writing. He has published several magazine features and has had two solo exhibitions of visual art in New York in 2011 and 2013.
He thanks his friends and family and reassures everyone that despite being inducted into the Shaker Heights Alumni Association Hall of Fame he is still not sure what he wants to do when he grows up!