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Hank Greenberg

Hank GreenbergAKA Henry Benjamin Greenberg

Born: 1-Jan-1911
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 4-Sep-1986
Location of death: Beverly Hills, CA
Cause of death: Cancer - unspecified
Remains: Buried, Hillside Memorial Park, Culver City, CA

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Baseball

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Two-time American League MVP

Military service: US Army Air Corps (WWII, 1941-45)

Wife: Caral Lebworth ("Carol Gimbel", m. 1946, div. 1958)
Son: Glenn Hank Greenberg (b. 1947, m. Linda Vester)
Wife: Mary Jo Tarola (m. 1966, until his death)

    High School: James Monroe High School, Bronx, NY

    American League MVP 1935
    American League MVP 1940
    Baseball Hall of Fame 1956
    Draft Deferment: World War II 4-F, rescinded, drafted (1940)
    Proxy Baptism: Mormon per 13-Dec-2002 Jewish Telegraphic Agency article

    Pittsburgh Pirates (1947)
    Detroit Tigers (1945-46)
    Detroit Tigers (1933-41)
    Detroit Tigers (1930)

Author of books:
Hank Greenberg: The Story of My Life (1989)

Appears on postage stamps:
USA, Scott #4079 (39 cents, issued 15-Jul-2006)

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