INTERVIEW: Hammerin' Hank - Aviva Kempner Tributes Hank Greenberg

by Anthony Kaufman

Sure, you've heard of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, but what about Hank Greenberg? His fans range from Walter Matthau to Alan Dershowitz to Detroit Tigers fans to just about any Jew living in America during the 30's and 40's. Only two home runs away from matching Babe Ruth's then single-season record in 1938, the Detroit Tigers legend and Hall of Famer was a two time American League Most Valuable Player, four time RBI leader, and three time Major League home run champ, with a career total of 331 homers