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Detroit ‘hero’ Hank Greenberg’s Jewishness


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/books/article/detroit_hero_hank_greenbergs_jewishness

The big question in Detroit in the fall of 1934 had nothing to do with the troubled state of the world. Rather, the fans of the Detroit Tigers wanted to know whether their star first baseman, Hank Greenberg, was going to play on the Jewish High Holy Days. After all, the Tigers were in first place and they were contesting the New York Yankees for the pennant.

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