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Hank Greenberg

Baseball Player Hank Greenberg

Profession: Baseball Player

United States of America

Biography: Detroit Tiger inducted into the Hall of Fame

Born: January 1, 1911
Birthplace: NYC, New York, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Capricorn

Died: September 4, 1986 (aged 75)

Married Life

  • 1946-02-18 MLB baseball player Hank Greenberg (35) weds heiress Caral Gimbel in Sea Island, Georgia
  • 1966-11-18 MLB baseball player Hank Greenberg (55) weds actress Mary Jo Tarola

Historical Events

  • 1935-10-20 Detroit Tigers future Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman Hank Greenberg is named AL MVP by the BWAA; Boston Red Sox pitcher Wes Ferrell is runner-up
  • 1945-07-01 First MLB superstar to return from WW II, Hank Greenberg homers in his 1st game (Detroit beats Philadelphia A's 9-5)
  • 1945-09-30 Detroit's future Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman Hank Greenberg smacks an AL pennant-winning grand slam on the final day of the season as the Tigers beat St. Louis Browns, 6-3
  • 1947-01-18 Detroit Tigers sell Hank Greenberg to Pirates (for $25-35,000)
  • 1948-05-27 Hank Greenberg buys an interest in the Cleveland Indians
  • 1956-01-26 Hank Greenberg & Joe Cronin are elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1956-02-29 MLB's Cleveland Indians franchise is sold for nearly $4m; former player and the team’s general manager Hank Greenberg is part of the new ownership group
  • 1956-07-23 Joe Cronin & Hank Greenberg inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1959-05-09 Dorothy Rigney, husband John, and Hank Greenberg resign from White Sox
  • 1968-05-18 Al Kaline hits his 307th HR, surpassing Hank Greenberg as a Tiger
  • 1972-08-23 Chicago's Dick Allen is 4th (Jimmie Foxx, Hank Greenberg, & Alex Johnson) to homer into Comiskey Park's center field bleachers

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