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 701,963 page views. Her biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Hank Greenberg is the 33rd most popular baseball player, the 9,518th most popular biography from United States and the 29th most popular American Baseball Player.

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    Effective Languages (L*)

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Among baseball players, Hank Greenberg ranks 33 out of 70Before her are Carl Yastrzemski, Roger Clemens, Bob Gibson, Derek Jeter, Tom Seaver, and Mariano Rivera. After her are Ernie Banks, Manny Ramirez, Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, Pedro Martínez, and Greg Maddux.

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Among people born in 1911, Hank Greenberg ranks 284Before her are Stephen McNally, Ann Doran, Näcip Cihanov, Mitch Miller, Clare Hollingworth, and Harry Golombek. After her are Sidney Wood, George Borg Olivier, Phil Silvers, Joe Fortenberry, Jean Muir, and William T. Stearn. Among people deceased in 1986, Hank Greenberg ranks 222Before her are Yukiko Okada, Kate Smith, Igor Tselovalnikov, Yakima Canutt, Bessie Head, and Rudy Vallée. After her are Anna Neagle, Edmund Rubbra, Robert Helpmann, Chuck McKinley, Howard Da Silva, and Len Bias.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Hank Greenberg ranks 9,518 out of 15,968Before her are Gavin Newsom (1967), Rebecca Latimer Felton (1835), Dennis Hastert (1942), Blake Shelton (1976), Jam Master Jay (1965), and Katee Sackhoff (1980). After her are Clara Kimball Young (1890), Ralph Lewis (1872), Kevin Jonas (1987), Walter Bahr (1927), Jeff Dunham (1962), and Susan Dey (1952).

Among BASEBALL PLAYERS In United States

Among baseball players born in United States, Hank Greenberg ranks 29Before her are Reggie Jackson (1946), Carl Yastrzemski (1939), Roger Clemens (1962), Bob Gibson (1935), Derek Jeter (1974), and Tom Seaver (1944). After her are Ernie Banks (1931), Mark McGwire (1963), Greg Maddux (1966), Ken Griffey Jr. (1969), Cal Ripken Jr. (1960), and Curt Schilling (1966).