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Ike Davis to play on Yom Kippur

Updated: September 16, 2010, 11:28 PM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- New York Mets rookie first baseman Ike Davis does not practice Judaism, but his mother was raised in that religious environment and their family lost several members in the Holocaust.

So when Mets officials wanted to know whether Davis planned to sit out on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish calendar, which begins at sundown Friday, he was unsure how to respond.

The verdict: Davis left the decision to his mother.

She leaned toward sitting out, but told ...

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