Zak Edwards at Shalom Life (a Canadian Jewish news outlet) has written a great summary of Hank Greenberg’s life and career for the magazine’s recurring “Jewish Hall of Fame” series.
From the article:
Baseball may be America’s favourite pastime, but it hasn’t always been that way for every American.
The sport’s history also tracks America’s history with their own prejudice. Jackie Robinson helped pave the way for the world. The history of Jews in baseball is a little different. Lip Pike was playing back in the 1800’s, as we have seen, but Hank Greenberg took Jews from a tolerated presence to superstar status.
Read more at Shalom Life.