Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy Baseball Birthday...Hank Greenberg

Happy Birthday to two time  American League MVP, Hank Greenberg.

Hank Greenberg was born on January 1st, 1911, in New York, New York.

Hank was signed by the Detroit Tigers in 1929, and would spend 12 of his 13 years playing in the Motor City. 

331 home runs, 1,276 RBI, .331 lifetime batting average, in 13 years, missing 4 years serving in World War II.

Hank was Inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1956. 

Hank Greenberg died in Los Angeles, California, on September 4th, 1986, at age 75.

●●●●Did you know that Hank Greenberg was the very first big league ball player to win MVP Awards at two positions?●●●●Hank was the 1935 AL MVP as the Detroit Tigers first baseman, and again won the AL MVP as the Tigers left fielder in 1940.●●●●

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