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Hank Greenberg

1911 - 1986

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Henry Benjamin Greenberg (born Hyman Greenberg; January 1, 1911 – September 4, 1986), nicknamed "Hammerin' Hank", "Hankus Pankus", or "The Hebrew Hammer", was an American professional baseball player and team executive. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB), primarily for the Detroit Tigers as a first baseman in the 1930s and 1940s. A member of the Baseball Hall of Fame and a two-time Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award winner, he was one of the premier power hitters of his generation and is widely considered one of the greatest sluggers in baseball history. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hank Greenberg has received more than 839,546 page views. Her biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Hank Greenberg is the 37th most popular baseball player (down from 33rd in 2019), the 10,495th most popular biography from United States (down from 9,499th in 2019) and the 31st most popular American Baseball Player.

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Among baseball players, Hank Greenberg ranks 37 out of 74Before her are Mariano Rivera, Bob Gibson, Sammy Sosa, Manny Ramirez, Greg Maddux, and Derek Jeter. After her are Ernie Banks, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Pedro Martínez, Ken Griffey Jr., Albert Pujols, and Miguel Cabrera.

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Among people born in 1911, Hank Greenberg ranks 340Before her are Stephen McNally, Ann Doran, Phil Silvers, René Bougnol, Val Guest, and Sidney Wood. After her are Mitch Miller, Franz Wagner, Foy Draper, Hugh Marlowe, Ruth Ford, and Joseph Pevney. Among people deceased in 1986, Hank Greenberg ranks 248Before her are Robert Helpmann, Susan Cabot, Carlo Biagi, Edmund Rubbra, Howard Da Silva, and James Gentle. After her are Igor Tselovalnikov, Smita Patil, Chuck McKinley, Anna Neagle, Bessie Head, and Ted Knight.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Hank Greenberg ranks 10,495 out of 18,182Before her are Max Baucus (1941), Shannyn Sossamon (1978), Mark Sandrich (1900), Eric Trump (1984), Charles W. Juels (1944), and Mary Anderson (1859). After her are Wally Ris (1924), Stephen Schwartz (1948), Scott Grimes (1971), Natalie Martinez (1984), James Williamson (1949), and Carmelita Geraghty (1901).

Among BASEBALL PLAYERS In United States

Among baseball players born in United States, Hank Greenberg ranks 31Before her are Mark McGwire (1963), Carl Yastrzemski (1939), Tom Seaver (1944), Bob Gibson (1935), Greg Maddux (1966), and Derek Jeter (1974). After her are Ernie Banks (1931), Ken Griffey Jr. (1969), Cal Ripken Jr. (1960), Curt Schilling (1966), Justin Verlander (1983), and Mike Trout (1991).