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Who was Hank Greenberg?


Hank Greenberg (1911-1986), one of baseball's greatest players, was the son of Rumanian Jewish immigrants. In 1965, "Hammerin' Hank" was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. His plaque in the Hall of Fame reads:

HENRY BENJAMIN GREENBERG
DETROIT A.L. 1933 TO 1946
PITTSBURGH N.L. 1947
ONE OF BASEBALL'S GREATEST RIGHT-HANDED
BATTERS. TIED FOR MOST HOME RUNS BY
RIGHT-HANDED BATTERS IN 1938-58. MOST
RUNS-BATTED-IN 1935-37-40-46, AND HOME
RUNS 1938-40-46. WON 1945 PENNANT ON
LAST DAY OF SEASON WITH GRAND SLAM
HOME RUN IN THE 9TH INNING . PLAYED IN 4
WORLD SERIES, 2 ALL-STAR GAMES. MOST
VALUABLE A.L. PLAYER TWICE -- 1935-1940.
LIFETIME BATTING AVERAGE .313.