Sunday, January 01, 2017

We remember Hank Greenberg (1911-86)

The great Hank Greenberg was born on this day in 1911.    He became of the great power hitters in the game.

Greenberg won 2 MVPs with Detroit.   In 1935, he hit .328 and led the AL in HR (36) and RBI (168).   The Tigers won the World Series that year.  His second MVP was in 1940: .340 with 41 HR & 150 RBI.   

His career was cut short by military service, 1941-45.   Nevertheless, he retired with a .313 average, 331 HR, 1,274 RBI in 1,394 games.

He was one of the first Jewish stars in baseball.    Greenberg died in 1986.



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