How rich is Hank Greenberg?
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Hank Greenberg Net Worth:Henry Benjamin "Hank" Greenberg (January 1, 1911 – September 4, 1986), nicknamed "Hammerin' Hank," "Hankus Pankus" or "The Hebrew Hammer," was an American professional baseball player in the 1930s and 1940s. A member of the sport's Hall of Fame, he was one of the premier power hitters of his generation and is widely considered as one of the greatest sluggers in baseball history.His 58 home runs in 1938 equaled Jimmie Foxx's 1932 mark for the most in one season by anyone but Babe Ruth, and tied Foxx for the most between Ruth's record 60 in 1927 and Roger Maris' 61 in 1961.A first baseman primarily for the Detroit Tigers, Greenberg was a five-time All-Star and two-time American League MVP. He was the first major league player to hit 25 or more home runs in a season in each league, and remains the American League (AL) record-holder for most RBIs in a single season by a right-handed batter (183 in 1937, a 154-game schedule). He lost almost four years in the prime of his career serving in the U.S. Armed Forces in World War II.In 1947 Greenberg signed a contract with a $30,000 raise to a record $85,000 before being sold to the Pittsburgh Pirates. He was one of the few opposing players to publicly welcome Jackie Robinson that year to the major leagues.Greenberg was the first Jewish superstar in American team sports. He attracted national attention in 1934 when he refused to play on Yom Kippur, the holiest of Jewish holidays, even though the Tigers were in the middle of a pennant race and he never claimed to be a religiously observant, practicing Jew.
|Birth date:||January 1, 1911|
|Birth place:||Greenwich Village, New York City, New York, United States|
|Education:||New York Law School, University of Miami|
|Children:||Alva Greenberg, Glenn Greenberg, Stephen Greenberg|
|Parents:||Sarah Greenberg, David Greenberg|
|Siblings:||Ben Greenberg, Lilian Greenberg, Joseph Greenberg|
|Awards:||American League Most Valuable Player Award|