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Hank Greenberg

Hank Greenberg

Interment LocationVisitedSequence in Graves I Have Visited
Culver City, CAMarch 31, 202368th Baseball Hall Enshrinee visited

Fast Facts

Born: January 1, 1911 in Manhattan, New York, New York

Spouses: Caral Gimbel Lebworth (m. 1946-1958); Linda Douglas (m. 1966-1986)

Military Rank: Captain – U.S. Army Air Forces

Primary Team: Detroit Tigers (1930, 1933-1941, 1945-1946)

Most Valuable Player Award: 1935, 1940 (American League)

Baseball Hall of Fame: Class of 1956

Died: September 4, 1986 in Beverly Hills, California

Cause of Death: Metastatic Kidney Cancer

Age: 75

Interment: Hillside Memorial Park, Culver City, California

Photographed August 19, 2023.

A display at the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory showcases the bats of — from left to right — Ted Williams, Larry Doby, Stan Musial, Hank Greenberg, and Hank Gowdy. Actually, the Greenberg sample is not game-used. Rather, it is a model referenced by Hillerich & Bradsby to carve other bats to Greenberg’s specifications. This Model G62, like the sluggers that emanated from its design, is 35 inches long and weighs 34.5 ounces.

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