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An associate of the sport’s Hall of Fame, he was among the highest power hitters of his generation and is widely considered as among the best sluggers in baseball history. A first baseman mainly for the Detroit Tigers, Greenberg was a five-time All Star and two time American League MVP. He was the first major league player to hit 25 or more home runs in a season in every league, and stays the American League (AL) record holder for most RBIs in one season with a right handed hitter (183 in 1937, a 154-game schedule).

In 1947 Greenberg signed a contract using a $30,000 raise to a record $85,000 before being sold to the Pittsburgh Pirates. He was among the few opposing players to openly welcome Jackie Robinson that year to the major leagues.

Greenberg was the very first Jewish star in American team sports. He brought national interest in 1934 when he refused to play on Yom Kippur, the holiest of Jewish holidays, despite the fact that the Tigers were at the center of a pennant race and he never promised to be a religiously observant, practicing Jew.

Hank Greenberg Net Worth $300 Million Dollars

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Birth date: January 1, 1911
Death date: 1986-09-04
Birth place: Greenwich Village, New York City, New York, United States
Height:1.93 m
Profession:Baseball player
Education:New York Law School, University of Miami
Nationality:American
Spouse:Corinne Zuckerman
Children:Alva Greenberg, Glenn Greenberg, Stephen Greenberg
Parents:Sarah Greenberg, David Greenberg
Siblings:Ben Greenberg, Lilian Greenberg, Joseph Greenberg
Awards:American League Most Valuable Player Award
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1For a time in 1943, Greenberg shared an apartment in Ft. Worth, Texas with William Holden while both of them were serving stateside in WWII.
2Inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in 1958.
3Late in the 1934 season, Detroit was in a pennant race with the New York Yankees, and the issue arose whether Greenberg would play on Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, and Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. After consultation with his rabbi, he agreed to play on Rosh Hashanah, but on Yom Kippur he spent the day at his synagogue. The poet and newspaper columnist Edgar A. Guest published a poem about the controversy in the Detroit Free Press, titled "Speaking of Greenberg". The text of the poem is on Greenberg's web page at the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame website (see Miscellaneous Links).
4Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume Two, 1986-1990, pages 353-355. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999.
5Father-in-law of Linda Vester.
6Inducted into the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1995.
7Inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1979.
8Pictured on one of four USA 39¢ commemorative postage stamps honoring Baseball Sluggers, issued 15 July 2006. Other stamps in this set honor Roy Campanella, Mel Ott, and Mickey Mantle.
9Grandfather of Duncan Greenberg
10Father (with Caral Gimbel) of Glenn Greenberg, Alva Greenberg, and Stephen Greenberg.
11Brother-in-law of Marilyn Greenberg.
12Brother of Joseph Greenberg and Lillian Greenberg-Golson.
13Made major league debut on 14 September 1930 (only game played that season).
14Biography in: "American National Biography". Volume 9, pages 515-516. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.
15Detroit Tigers All-Time Slugging Percentage Leader (.616).
16Played in four World Series and two All-Star games.
17Though primarily a first baseman, Greenberg played left field in 1940, 1941 and 1945.
18American League MVP (1935, 1940).
19His ninth inning grand slam won the pennant for the Tigers in 1945.
20While playing in Forbes Field for the Pirates, the area where he hit the majority of his homers was known as "Greenberg Gardens."
21Lost four seasons due to WW II.
22While in Pittsburgh in 1947, he co-recorded the song "Goodbye Mr. Ball" with the minority owner of the Pirates. His name was Bing Crosby.
23Attended James Monroe High School in the Bronx, later the alma mater of the original Mr. Met, Ed Kranepool.
24Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, 1956. Played for the American League's Detroit Tigers (1930-1941, 1945-1946), and the National League's Pittsburgh Pirates (1947).


Actor

Actor

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The Kid from Cleveland1949Hank Greenberg - Cleveland Indians Player

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg1998Documentary performer: "Goodbye, Mr. Ball, Goodbye"

Thanks

Thanks

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The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg1998Documentary in loving memory of - as Hammerin' 'Hank' Greenberg

Self

Self

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1984 MLB All-Star Game1984TV SpecialHimself - AL Honorary Captain
The Ed Sullivan Show1962TV SeriesHimself
World Wide '601960TV SeriesHimself - Interview subject

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
MLB Network Presents2016TV SeriesHimself
Prime 92010TV SeriesHimself
DHL Presents Major League Baseball Hometown Heroes2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
War Stories with Oliver North2006TV Series documentaryHimself
100 Years of the World Series2003Video documentaryHimself
The 20th Century: A Moving Visual History1999TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Race for the Record1998Video documentaryHimself - Interview About Babe Ruth
The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg1998DocumentaryHimself
Baseball1994TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
When It Was a Game1991TV Movie documentaryHimself

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#Quote
1Home run hitters drive Cadillacs; singles hitters drive Fords. ("Tribe Memories: The First Century" by Russell Schneider, Moonlight Publishing, 2000)
2When I was playing, I used to resent being singled out as a Jewish ballplayer. I wanted to be known as a great ballplayer, period. I'm not sure why or when I changed, because I'm still not a particularly religious person. Lately, though, I find myself wanting to be remembered not only as a great ballplayer, but even more as a great Jewish ballplayer.
3"It's just as well. There was no way I could have eaten all that gefilte fish." Greenberg on falling three short of breaking Babe Ruth's single season home run record in 1938. If he broke the record, his mother promised him 61 baseball-shaped pieces of gefilte fish.


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