Publisher description for Hammerin' Hank : the story of Hank Greenberg / Yona Zeldis McDonough ; illustrations by Malcah Zeldis.
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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.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Greenberg, Hank -- Juvenile literature.
Baseball players -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Detroit Tigers (Baseball team) -- History -- Juvenile literature.