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STORY OF MY LIFE, THE.

Greenberg, Hank

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ISBN 10: 0812917413 / ISBN 13: 9780812917413
Published by Times Books, 1989
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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(Edited by Ira Berkow) Illus. 311pp Baseball had the consumate gent in Henry and never really knew it. Nice polish job by Berkow. Bookseller Inventory # 14799

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Title: STORY OF MY LIFE, THE.

Publisher: Times Books

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good Plus, Slightly Frayed DJ

Edition: First Edition

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Synopsis:

This autobiography of Hank Greenberg tells of one of the most dynamic and inspiring stories in the history of baseball. The son of Eastern European parents, he rose from the streets of New York to rank among the greatest home-run hitters of the game, and became the first Jewish player to be elected to the Hall of Fame. Along the way he challenged Babe Ruth's record of 60 home runs in a season; led the Detroit Tigers to four pennants; fiercely stood up to anti-Semitic slurs, insults, and assaults; and was one of the first major leaguers to enlist in the military at the outbreak of World War II. Hank Greenberg's extraordinary life in baseball-playing with and against Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Ted Williams, Charlie Gehringer, Joe DiMaggio, Dizzy Dean, and Bob Feller—combined the uncommon courage, dignity, strength and, to be sure, humor, in the face of formidable odds.

About the Author:

Hank Greenberg, nicknamed "Hammerin' Hank" and the "Hebrew Hammer," was an American professional baseball player in the 1930s and 1940s. He was a five-time All-Star, was twice named the American League's Most Valuable Player, and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1956. Ira Berkow is a Pulitzer Prize-winning sports writer, communist, and writer.

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