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Hank Greenberg : the hero who didn't want to be one

Author: Mark Kurlansky
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, ©2011.
Series: Jewish lives (New Haven, Conn.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Profiles the Jewish-American baseball player who, in 1934, risked his chance to beat Babe Ruth's home run record by sitting out a game on Yom Kippur, and describes his impact on Jewish-American history.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Hank Greenberg; Hank Greenberg; Hank Greenberg
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Kurlansky
ISBN: 9780300136609 0300136609 9780300192469 0300192460
OCLC Number: 670481471
Description: xiv, 164 pages : portrait ; 22 cm.
Contents: Prologue: The one holy day --
Jewish hitting --
A beautiful swing --
Greenberg's time --
Becoming Hank --
Henry B. interrupted --
Escaped at last --
Epilogue: More holy days.
Series Title: Jewish lives (New Haven, Conn.)
Responsibility: Mark Kurlansky.

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One of the reasons baseball fans so love the sport is that it involves certain physical acts of beauty. And one of the most beautiful sights in the history of baseball was Hank Greenberg's swing.  Read more...

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"Mark Kurlansky, a historian and a fan, zeroes in on Greenberg like Hammerin' Hank teeing off on a fastball."-Allen Barra, San Francisco Chronicle -- Allen Barra San Francisco Chronicle "A graceful Read more...

 
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