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Full Name: Henry Benjamin Greenberg Primary Position: 1B,OF
Height/Weight: 6' 3.5"/210 First Game: September 14, 1930
Birthdate: January 1, 1911 Final Game: September 18, 1947
Birthplace: New York, New York MLB Experience: 12 years
Died: September 4, 1986
Deathplace: Beverly Hills, California
Bat/Throw: Right/Right
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Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1956


Biography

Hank Greenberg (Henry Benjamin Greenberg) was born on January 1, 1911 in New York, New York. He made his Major League debut on September 14, 1930 for the Detroit Tigers. In 1933, his rookie year, he hit .301 with 12 home runs and 87 RBI. Greenberg played for the Detroit Tigers and Pittsburgh Pirates over the course of his 12 year career.

Most people believe that Hank Greenberg's best season was 1937, when he slugged 40 home runs, hit for a .337 average and knocked in 183 runs.

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1930 DET A 1 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1933 DET A 117 449 59 135 12 87 .301 .367 .468 33 3 46 78 1 2 6 0 0
1934 DET A 153 593 118 201 26 139 .339 .404 .600 63 7 63 93 2 9 9 0 0
1935 DET A 152 619 121 203 36 170 .328 .411 .628 46 16 87 91 0 4 4 0 0
1936 DET A 12 46 10 16 1 16 .348 .455 .630 6 2 9 6 0 0 1 0 0
1937 DET A 154 594 137 200 40 183 .337 .436 .668 49 14 102 101 3 2 8 0 0
1938 DET A 155 556 144 175 58 146 .315 .438 .683 23 4 119 92 3 3 7 0 0
1939 DET A 138 500 112 156 33 112 .312 .420 .622 42 7 91 95 2 11 8 0 8
1940 DET A 148 573 129 195 41 150 .340 .433 .670 50 8 93 75 1 3 6 0 15
1941 DET A 19 67 12 18 2 12 .269 .410 .463 5 1 16 12 0 0 1 0 1
1945 DET A 78 270 47 84 13 60 .311 .404 .544 20 2 42 40 0 0 3 0 9
1946 DET A 142 523 91 145 44 127 .277 .373 .604 29 5 80 88 0 1 5 0 17
1947 PIT N 125 402 71 100 25 74 .249 .408 .478 13 2 104 73 4 0 0 0 16
Total NL 125 402 71 100 25 74 .249 .408 .478 13 2 104 73 4 0 0 0 16
Total AL 1269 4791 980 1528 306 1202 .319 .412 .616 366 69 748 771 12 35 58 0 50
Total 1394 5193 1051 1628 331 1276 .313 .412 .605 379 71 852 844 16 35 58 0 66

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1933 DET A 1B 117 0 0 1133 63 14 111 0 0 0 0 0 .988
1934 DET A 1B 153 0 0 1454 84 16 124 0 0 0 0 0 .990
1935 DET A 1B 152 0 0 1437 99 13 142 0 0 0 0 0 .992
1936 DET A 1B 12 0 0 119 9 1 14 0 0 0 0 0 .992
1937 DET A 1B 154 0 0 1477 102 13 133 0 0 0 0 0 .992
1938 DET A 1B 155 0 0 1484 120 14 146 0 0 0 0 0 .991
1939 DET A 1B 136 0 0 1205 75 9 108 0 0 0 0 0 .993
1940 DET A OF 148 0 0 298 14 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 .954
1941 DET A OF 19 0 0 32 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .914
1945 DET A OF 72 0 0 129 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1946 DET A 1B 140 0 0 1272 93 15 110 0 0 0 0 0 .989
1947 PIT N 1B 119 0 0 983 79 9 85 0 0 0 0 0 .992
Total 1B 1138 0 0 10564 724 104 973 0 0 0 0 0 .991
Total OF 239 0 0 459 17 18 1 0 0 0 0 0 .964

Transactions

  • Signed as a non-drafted free agent by Detroit Tigers (September, 1929).
  • Sold by Detroit Tigers to Pittsburgh Pirates for $75000 (January 18, 1947).
  • Released by Pittsburgh Pirates (September 29, 1947).

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