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Anniversary of Hank’s Yom Kippur stand

Today is the 80th anniversary of Hank Greenberg’s historic decision to sit out a pennant race game to observe the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur. On September 19, 1934, without Hank, the Tigers lost 5-2 against the Yankees. It was the … Continue reading

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Hammerin’ Hank Greenberg is honored at Comerica Park Jewish Heritage Day

On Sunday, September 14th, Detroit fans celebrated one of the all-time Tigers greats for the most famous game he didn’t play. Hank Greenberg sat out September 19th, 1934 to observe Yom Kippur and earned the enduring respect of both Jewish … Continue reading

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Rewinding Shirley Povich, remembering Hank Greenberg

The Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism (povichcenter.org) recently posted a “Povich Rewind” about the great Hank Greenberg. Click here to read Povich’s obituary of Hank Greenberg who died in 1986 of cancer. At the top of this “Rewind,” you’ll … Continue reading

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The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg listed among best indie sports docs

Indiewire.com recently named The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg to its list of the 13 best indie sports documentaries. Indiewire’s Brandon Latham had this to say about the 2000 film: The highly celebrated documentary by Aviva Kempner is truly … Continue reading

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The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg to screen at National Museum of American Jewish History

The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg will screen on October 19, 2014, at 2:00 PM at the National Museum of American Jewish History (101 South Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2517. The film is part of NMAJH’s DOCtober film … Continue reading

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The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg to screen at Yiddish Book Center

The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg will screen on Sunday, August 3 at 2:00 PM at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. For more information and to buy tickets, click here.

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“Chasing Dreams” in Philly

The Daily Journal has a great new writeup about the ongoing baseball exhibit at the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia, “Chasing Dreams: Baseball & Becoming American.” Steve Wood writes about Hank Greenberg’s friendly exchange with rookie Jackie … Continue reading

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