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Hammerin' Hank: The Life Of Hank Greenberg

Hammerin' Hank: The Life Of Hank Greenberg

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meet One Of America's Earliest Jewish-american Heroes.

the 1930s Were A Time When Outsiders Were Not Welcome In Major League Baseball. Henry Benjamin Greenberg Began As One Of Those Outsiders, But Went On To Become One Of Baseball's Greatest Right-handed Batters.

hammerin' Hank Dominated Baseball From 1933 To 1948 And Was Eventually Inducted Into The Baseball Hall Of Fame. But Hank Greenberg Was More Than An Amazing Athlete. While Jews Had Been Playing Baseball Since The 1800s, Hammerin' Hank Was Baseball's First Jewish Superstar.

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this Mother-daughter Team (the Life Of Ben Franklin, Reviewed May 1) Casts A Bright Spotlight On The Pro Baseball Player Born In New York In 1911 To Parents Who Were Orthodox Jews. The Anecdotal Narrative Underscores The Effort That Greenberg Put Into His Athletic Endeavors As A Tall, Clumsy Teen, Even Against His Parents' Wishes. Although He Won A Basketball Scholarship To New York University, Greenberg Was Determined To Follow His Dream Of Playing Baseball And Signed On With The Detroit Tigers. He Encountered Anti-semitism From Spectators As Well As Fellow Players, But Greenberg Became A Hero To American Jews. His Impressive List Of Accomplishments Includes A Number Of Firsts. In 1935, He Was Voted Most Valuable Player In Either The National Or American Leagues The First Jewish Player To Receive That Honor During A Season In Which The Tigers Won The World Series For The First Time In The Team's 42-year History; He Was The First Major League Player To Enlist In Ww Ii; He Was The First Jewish Ball Player Inducted Into Baseball's Hall Of Fame; And The First Jewish Co-owner Of A Major League Team. Zeldis's Trademark Boldly Hued, Primitivist Style Gouache Paintings Seem Well Suited For Her Pioneer Subject. Quotes From Greenberg Convey His Ingenuous And Sympathetic Personality (especially Evident In His Words Of Encouragement To Jackie Robinson). Ages 6-10. (may) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Author : Yona Zeldis Mcdonough

Publisher : Walker Childrens

Published Year : 2006

Edition : 1

Format : Hardcover, 32 pages

Dimensions : 8.82 (w) x 11.18 (h) x 0.37 (d)

ISBN : 0802789978

ISBN13 : 9780802789976

Overview :

Meet one of America's earliest Jewish-American heroes.

The 1930s were a time when "outsiders" were not welcome in Major League Baseball. Henry Benjamin Greenberg began as one of those outsiders, but went on to become one of baseball's greatest right-handed batters.

Hammerin' Hank dominated baseball from 1933 to 1948 and was eventually inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. But Hank Greenberg was more than an amazing athlete. While Jews had been playing baseball since the 1800s, Hammerin' Hank was baseball's first Jewish superstar.

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