Hank Greenberg

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Henry Benjamin "Hank" Greenberg (January 1, 1911 – September 4, 1986), nicknamed "Hammerin' Hank," "Hankus Pankus" or "The Hebrew Hammer," was an American professional baseball player in the 1930s and 1940s. A member of the sport's Hall of Fame, he was one of the premier power hitters of his generation and is widely considered as one of the greatest sluggers in baseball history.

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Filmography

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Acting Credits

1949
Hank Greenberg - Cleveland Indians Outfilder

Soundtrack Credits

Self

1984
1984 MLB All-Star Game (1984) (TV Movie)
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1960
World Wide '60
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1948
The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) (TV Show)
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List of Hank Greenberg quotes.

The Pied Piper enjoyed people enjoying themselves. He was colorblind and race-blind and religion-blind.


Bill brought baseball into the 20th century. Before Bill, baseball was just win or lose. But he made it fun to be at the ballpark.


I am looking at investments in China as I used to in a different incarnation,


Dating History

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List of Hank Greenberg relationships, in date order.

Batting Stats

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Major League batting statistics for Hank Greenberg.
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG
1930 DET 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000
1933 DET 117 449 59 135 33 3 12 87 6 46 78 0.301 0.367 0.468
1934 DET 153 593 118 201 63 7 26 139 9 63 93 0.339 0.404 0.600
1935 DET 152 619 121 203 46 16 36 170 4 87 91 0.328 0.411 0.628
1936 DET 12 46 10 16 6 2 1 16 1 9 6 0.348 0.455 0.630
1937 DET 154 594 137 200 49 14 40 183 8 102 101 0.337 0.436 0.668
1938 DET 155 556 144 175 23 4 58 146 7 119 92 0.315 0.438 0.683
1939 DET 138 500 112 156 42 7 33 112 8 91 95 0.312 0.420 0.622
1940 DET 148 573 129 195 50 8 41 150 6 93 75 0.340 0.433 0.670
1941 DET 19 67 12 18 5 1 2 12 1 16 12 0.269 0.410 0.463
1945 DET 78 270 47 84 20 2 13 60 3 42 40 0.311 0.404 0.544
1946 DET 142 523 91 145 29 5 44 127 5 80 88 0.277 0.373 0.604
1947 PIT 125 402 71 100 13 2 25 74 0 104 73 0.249 0.408 0.478
Career 1394 5193 1051 1628 379 71 331 1276 58 852 844 - - -

Fielding Stats

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Major League fielding statistics for Hank Greenberg.
Year Team G GS Inn PO A E DP Fld%
1933 DET 117 - 1133 63 14 111 0.988
1934 DET 153 - 1454 84 16 124 0.990
1935 DET 152 - 1437 99 13 142 0.992
1936 DET 12 - 119 9 1 14 0.992
1937 DET 154 - 1477 102 13 133 0.992
1938 DET 155 - 1484 120 14 146 0.991
1939 DET 138 - 1205 75 9 108 0.993
1940 DET 148 - 298 14 15 1 0.954
1941 DET 19 - 32 0 3 0 0.914
1945 DET 78 - 129 3 0 0 1.000
1946 DET 142 - 1272 93 15 110 0.989
1947 PIT 125 - 983 79 9 85 0.992
Career 1393 - 11023 741 122 974 -

First NameHenry
Middle NameBenjamin
Last NameGreenberg
Full Name at BirthHenry Benjamin Greenberg
Other NamesHammerin' Hank
Age75 (age at death)
Date of BirthJanuary 1, 1911
BirthplaceNew York, NY
Date of DeathSeptember 4, 1986
Location of DeathBeverly Hills, CA
Cause of Deathunspecified
BuriedHillside Memorial Park, Los Angeles, CA
Height6' 3" (190 cm)
Weight210 lbs (95.3 kg)
BuildAthletic
Star SignCapricorn
SexualityStraight
ReligionJewish
EthnicityWhite
NationalityAmerican
High SchoolJames Monroe (Bronx, NY)
OccupationFormer Major League Baseball Player
Occupation CategoryBaseball
PositionFirst Baseman, Leftfielder
BatsRight
ThrowsRight
MLB Debut14 September 1930
Last MLB Game18 September 1947
Hall of FameInducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1956 (164/193 ballots).
Claim to FameTwo-time American League MVP

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