Henry Benjamin Greenberg, nicknamed “Hammerin’ Hank”, “Hankus Pankus”, or “The Hebrew Hammer”, was an American professional baseball player and team executive. 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 and a two-time Most Valuable Player Award winner, 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 had 47 months of military service including service in World War II, all of which took place during his major league career. Greenberg played the first twelve of his thirteen major league seasons for Detroit. He was an American League All-Star for four seasons and an AL MVP in 1935 and 1940. He had a batting average over.300 in eight seasons, and won two World Series championships with the Tigers.
About Hank Greenberg
Legendary Detroit Tigers first baseman who won the AL MVP award in 1935 and 1940. He was a 5-time All-Star and he helped lead the Tigers to World Series Championships in 1935 and 1940.
He turned down an offer to play with the New York Yankees and instead attended New York University.
He became the first Jewish player to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1956.
After divorcing Caral Lebworth, he married Mary Jo Tarola, who remained with him until his death. He had two sons, Glenn and Stephen, and a daughter, Alva.
Al Kaline and Hank Greenberg are considered to be two of the greatest Detroit Tigers players ever.
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