Henry Benjamin Greenberg (Hammerin' Hank)
Positions: First Baseman and Leftfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 210 lb.
Born: January 1, 1911 in New York, NY
High School: James Monroe HS (Bronx, NY)
School: New York University (New York, NY)
Signed as a Free Agent with the Detroit Tigers in 1929. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 14, 1930 (Age 19.256, 6,112th in MLB history) vs. NYY 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1933 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Tigers/Pirates 1930-1947
Last Game: September 18, 1947 (Age 36.260) vs. BRO 3 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1956 (164/193 ballots).
View Hank Greenberg Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).
Died: September 4, 1986 in Beverly Hills, CA
Buried: Hillside Memorial Park, Los Angeles, CA
View Player Bio from the SABR BioProject
About biographical information