Hank Greenberg

Baseball Player

Hank Greenberg was born in New York City, New York, United States on January 1st, 1911 and is the Baseball Player. At the age of 75, Hank Greenberg biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

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Henry Benjamin Greenberg
Date of Birth
January 1, 1911
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New York City, New York, United States
Death Date
Sep 4, 1986 (age 75)
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Hank Greenberg Life

Henry Benjamin Greenberg (born Hyman Greenberg; January 1, 1911 – September 4, 1986), nicknamed "Hammerin' Hank", "Hankus Pankus", or "The Hebrew Hammer", was an American professional baseball player and team executive.

He played in Major League Baseball (MLB), primarily for the Detroit Tigers as a first baseman in the 1930s and 1940s.

A member of the Baseball Hall of Fame and a two-time Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award winner, he was one of the premier power hitters of his generation and is widely considered as one of the greatest sluggers in baseball history.

He had 47 months of military service including service in World War II, all of which took place during his major league career.Greenberg played the first twelve of his thirteen major league seasons for Detroit.

He was an American League (AL) All-Star for four seasons and an AL MVP in 1935 (first baseman) and 1940 (left fielder).

He had a batting average over .300 in eight seasons, and won two World Series championships with the Tigers (1935 and 1945).

He was the AL home run leader four times and his 58 home runs for the Tigers in 1938 equaled Jimmie Foxx's 1932 mark for the most in one season by anyone but Babe Ruth, and tied Foxx for the most home runs between Ruth's record 60 in 1927 and Roger Maris' record 61 in 1961.

Greenberg was the first major league player to hit 25 or more home runs in a season in each league, and remains the AL record-holder for most runs batted in in a single season by a right-handed batter (183 in 1937, a 154-game schedule).

In 1947, Greenberg signed a contract for a record $85,000 salary before being sold to the Pittsburgh Pirates, where he played his final MLB season that year.

After retiring from playing, Greenberg continued to work in baseball as a team executive for the Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox. Greenberg was the first Jewish superstar in American team sports.

He attracted national attention in 1934 when he refused to play on Yom Kippur, the holiest holiday in Judaism, even though he was not particularly observant religiously and the Tigers were in the middle of a pennant race.

He was one of the few opposing players to publicly welcome African-American player Jackie Robinson to the major leagues in 1947.

Early life

Hank Greenberg was born Hyman Greenberg on January 1, 1911, in Greenwich Village, New York City, to Romanian Orthodox Jewish parents, David (1883-1969) and Sarah Greenberg (1881-1951), who had emigrated from Bucharest. The family owned a successful cloth-shrinking plant in New York. He had two brothers, Ben (1906-1994), four years older, and Joe (1915-2001), five years younger, who also played baseball, and a sister, Lillian (1907-1989), two years older. His family moved to the Bronx when he was about seven.

He attended James Monroe High School there, where he was an outstanding all-around athlete and was bestowed with the long-standing nickname of "Bruggy" by his basketball coach. His preferred sport was baseball, and his preferred position was first base. In high school basketball, he was on the Monroe team that won the city championship.

In 1929, the 18-year-old 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Greenberg was recruited by the New York Yankees, who already had Lou Gehrig at first base. Greenberg turned them down and instead attended New York University for a semester where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Mu, after which he signed with the Detroit Tigers for $9,000 ($146,000 today).


As the New York Yankees beat Boston Red Sox 7-6, Aaron Judge hits 56th and 57th home runs

www.dailymail.co.uk, September 14, 2022
Aaron Judge brought his major league-leading 56th and 57th home runs to help the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 7-6 on Tuesday night. Judge Roger Maris, who is playing in New York's 142nd game, is four runs away from tying the American League home run record set with the Yankees in 1961. Judge had two tying solo homers off Nick Pivetta in the sixth and Garrett Whitlock in the eighth after going homerless in five games.