Hank Greenberg

Hank Greenberg

About Hank Greenberg

Henry Benjamin 'Hank' Greenberg (January 1, 1911 September 4, 1986), nicknamed 'Hammerin' Hank' or 'The Hebrew Hammer,' was an American professional baseball player in the 1930s and 1940s. A first baseman primarily for the Detroit Tigers, Greenberg was one of the premier power hitters of his generation. He hit 58 home runs in 1938, equaling Jimmie Foxx's 1932 mark for the most home runs in one season by any player between 1927 (when Babe Ruth set a record of 60) and 1961 (when Roger Maris surpassed it).

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