Hank Greenberg: The Story of My Life

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Triumph Books, Feb 1, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 286 pages
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This autobiography of Hank Greenberg tells of one of the most dynamic and inspiring stories in the history of baseball. The son of Eastern European parents, he rose from the streets of New York to rank among the greatest home-run hitters of the game, and became the first Jewish player to be elected to the Hall of Fame. Along the way he challenged Babe Ruth's record of 60 home runs in a season; led the Detroit Tigers to four pennants; fiercely stood up to anti-Semitic slurs, insults, and assaults; and was one of the first major leaguers to enlist in the military at the outbreak of World War II. Hank Greenberg's extraordinary life in baseball-playing with and against Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Ted Williams, Charlie Gehringer, Joe DiMaggio, Dizzy Dean, and Bob Fellerócombined the uncommon courage, dignity, strength and, to be sure, humor, in the face of formidable odds.

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Saw the television show with Greenberg talking about his life as well as other luminaries discussing the importance of being one of the first Jews to play pro-ball. Detroit Tiger player. Interesting and can't wait to read it! Read full review


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Hank Greenberg, nicknamed "Hammerin' Hank" and the "Hebrew Hammer," was an American professional baseball player in the 1930s and 1940s. He was a five-time All-Star, was twice named the American League's Most Valuable Player, and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1956. Ira Berkow is a Pulitzer Prize-winning sports writer, communist, and writer.

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