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Hank Greenberg

Born: Jan 1, 1911

Death: Sep 4, 1986

Birthplace: Greenwich Village

Profession: Baseball player

Nationality: United States

Hank Greenberg

Date of Birth : Jan 1, 1911
Date of Death : Sep 4, 1986
Birth Place : Greenwich Village

Henry Benjamin "Hank" Greenberg, nicknamed "Hammerin' Hank," "Hankus Pankus" or "The Hebrew Hammer," was an American and former professional baseball player. He played in Major League Baseball primarily for the Detroit Tigers as a first baseman in the 1930s and 1940s. A member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, 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 served over four years in the United States Army and in World War II which took place during his major league career. Greenberg played twelve seasons on the Detroit team where he was an All-Star for four seasons and an American League Most Valuable Player two seasons. 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 RBIs in a single season by a right-handed batter.

Profession


  • Baseball player

Also known as


  • Hyman Greenberg
  • Henry Benjamin Greenberg
  • Hankus Spankus
  • The Moses of Baseball
  • hank_greenberg
  • The Hebrew Hammer
  • Hammerin'' ''Hank'' Greenberg

Parents


  • Sarah Greenberg
  • David Greenberg

Spouse


  • Caral Gimbel
  • Mary Jo Tarola

Children


  • Alva Greenberg
  • Stephen Greenberg
  • Glenn Greenberg

Awards Won


  • American League Most Valuable Player Award
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