World Series Wager

By: Joan Ginsberg, United Meat & Deli marketing specialist






One of the best perks of selling corned beef and pastrami all over the country is the ability to form connections and relationships with deli owners and customers, or others who are interested in Jewish food.

One of those customers is Miller’s East Coast Deli, with two San Francisco-area locations.

So when the San Francisco Giants finally clinched the MLB National League pennant and became the World Series opponents of Sy Ginsberg’s beloved Detroit Tigers, Miller’s owner Robby Morgenstein couldn’t resist poking a little fun on our Facebook page:


Who can resist a challenge like that? The deal was clinched when Robby suggested that we donate to the community and make them the real winners.

Miller’s and UMD have agreed that the Series loser will make a donation to the Jewish charity of the winner’s choice. Robby and Miller’s have chosen The Jewish Home of San Francisco to receive a donation from UMD in the event the Giants beat the Tigers.

Of course, we have every faith that the Tigers will not disappoint their fans and supporters, and that Robby and Miller’s will be donating to the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit.

But those Tigers better get crackin’ those bats – they are already down 2 games.

Stay tuned.

Detroit Tigers Opening Day

If corned beef is Sy Ginsberg’s favorite non-living thing in the world – and we think it might be – then Detroit baseball has to be a really close second. The walls of his cramped office are covered in various forms of Tiger memorabilia, and he claims he has not missed an opening day game in over 40 years. Oh, yes. He has attended the Detroit Tigers Fantasy Camp in Lakeland, Florida over 10 times. He doesn’t remember the specific number.

So when the Detroit Tigers Fantasy Campers & Friends hold their annual Opening Day fundraiser forĀ Jack’s Place For Autism, Sy – and United Meat & Deli – is right there to help. Each year the campers hold a tailgate party on opening day, where the admission price buys hamburgers, hotdogs, beer, and other donated goods. UMD proudly donates all of the meat for this fundraiser.

A sea of Tiger blue

That’s Sy on the left, and Jon Warden, pitcher with the 1968 world champion Tigers!

Jack’s is a local 501(c)(3) charity founded by Jim Price, former Tiger catcher and current color announcer to provide services to families dealing with autism, and to ultimately establish a physical center for long term care.