Hank Greenberg Stats

Hank Greenberg was born on Sunday, January 1, 1911, in New York, New York. Greenberg was 19 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 14, 1930, with the Detroit Tigers. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Hank Greenberg baseball stats page.

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"When I was playing, I used to resent being singled out as a Jewish ballplayer. I wanted to be known as a great ballplayer, period. I'm not sure why or when I changed, because I'm still not a particularly religious person. Lately, though, I find myself wanting to be remembered not only as a great ballplayer, but even more as a great Jewish ballplayer." - Hank Greenberg in The 50 Greatest Players in Detroit Tigers History (Robert W. Cohen, Taylor Trade Publishing, 10/01/2015, Page 13)

Hank Greenberg

Hank Greenberg Autograph on a 1980 Cramer Sports (#30)

Hank Greenberg Autograph on a 1980 Cramer Sports (#30)

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Birth Name:
Henry Benjamin Greenberg
Nickname:
Hammerin' Hank
Born On:
01-01-1911  (Capricorn)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
New York, New York
Year of Death Data Died On:
09-04-1986 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Beverly Hills, California
Cemetery:
Hillside Memorial Park, Los Angeles, California Click For Grave Photo
High School:
James Monroe High School (Bronx, NY)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-04
Player Weight Chart Weight:
210
First Game:
09-14-1930 (Age 19)
Last Game:
09-18-1947
Draft:
Not Applicable

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Hank Greenberg Pitching Stats

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Hank Greenberg

Hank Greenberg Hitting Stats

1930 19 Tigers 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1933 22 Tigers 117 449 59 135 33 3 12 0 87 46 0 78 2 0 1 3 .301 .367 .468
1934 23 Tigers 153 593 118 201 63 7 26 0 139 63 3 93 9 0 2 8 .339 .404 .600
1935 24 Tigers 152 619 121 203 46 16 36 2 170 87 10 91 4 0 0 6 .328 .411 .628
1936 25 Tigers 12 46 10 16 6 2 1 0 16 9 1 6 0 0 0 0 .348 .455 .630
1937 26 Tigers 154 594 137 200 49 14 40 2 183 102 0 101 2 0 3 19 .337 .436 .668
1938 27 Tigers 155 556 144 175 23 4 58 2 146 119 6 92 3 0 3 6 .315 .438 .683
1939 28 Tigers 138 500 112 156 42 7 33 1 112 91 1 95 11 0 2 8 .312 .420 .622
1940 29 Tigers 148 573 129 195 50 8 41 2 150 93 6 75 3 0 1 15 .340 .433 .670
1941 30 Tigers 19 67 12 18 5 1 2 0 12 16 2 12 0 0 0 1 .269 .410 .463
1945 34 Tigers 78 270 47 84 20 2 13 1 60 42 2 40 0 0 0 9 .311 .404 .544
1946 35 Tigers 142 523 91 145 29 5 44 0 127 80 7 88 1 0 0 17 .277 .373 .604
1947 36 Pirates 125 402 71 100 13 2 25 1 74 104 9 73 0 0 4 16 .249 .408 .478
13 Years 1,394 5,193 1,051 1,628 379 71 331 11 1,276 852 47 844 35 0 16 108 .313 .412 .605

Hank Greenberg

Hank Greenberg Fielding Stats

1933 Tigers 1B 117 115 3,036 1,210 10.3 1,196 1,133 63 14 111 n/a n/a n/a .988 10.64
1934 Tigers 1B 153 153 4,029 1,554 10.2 1,538 1,454 84 16 124 n/a n/a n/a .990 10.31
1935 Tigers 1B 152 152 4,092 1,549 10.2 1,536 1,437 99 13 142 n/a n/a n/a .992 10.13
1936 Tigers 1B 12 12 294 129 10.8 128 119 9 1 14 n/a n/a n/a .992 11.76
1937 Tigers 1B 154 154 4,083 1,592 10.3 1,579 1,477 102 13 133 n/a n/a n/a .992 10.44
1938 Tigers 1B 155 155 4,036 1,618 10.4 1,604 1,484 120 14 146 n/a n/a n/a .991 10.73
1939 Tigers 1B 136 136 3,528 1,289 9.5 1,280 1,205 75 9 108 n/a n/a n/a .993 9.80
1940 Tigers LF 148 148 3,869 327 2.2 312 298 14 15 1 n/a n/a n/a .954 2.18
1941 Tigers LF 19 19 501 35 1.8 32 32 0 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .914 1.72
1945 Tigers LF 72 72 661 132 1.8 132 129 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 5.39
1946 Tigers 1B 140 140 3,642 1,380 9.9 1,365 1,272 93 15 110 n/a n/a n/a .989 10.12
1947 Pirates 1B 119 118 2,946 1,071 9.0 1,062 983 79 9 85 n/a n/a n/a .992 9.73
1B Totals 1,138 1,135 29,686 11,392 10.0 11,288 10,564 724 104 973 n/a n/a n/a .991 10.27
LF Totals 239 239 5,031 494 2.1 476 459 17 18 1 n/a n/a n/a .964 2.55
12 Years 1,377 1,374 34,717 11,886 8.6 11,764 11,023 741 122 974 n/a n/a n/a .990 9.15

Hank Greenberg

Hank Greenberg Miscellaneous Stats

1930 Tigers 0 0 .000 1 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 - - -
1933 Tigers 6 2 .750 1 0 n/a 37.4 5.8 5.2 - - -
1934 Tigers 9 5 .643 0 0 n/a 22.8 6.4 4.3 - - -
1935 Tigers 4 3 .571 0 0 n/a 17.2 6.8 3.6 - - -
1936 Tigers 1 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 46.0 7.7 2.9 - - -
1937 Tigers 8 3 .727 0 0 n/a 14.9 5.9 3.2 - - -
1938 Tigers 7 5 .583 0 0 n/a 9.6 6.0 3.8 - - -
1939 Tigers 8 3 .727 2 0 n/a 15.2 5.3 4.5 - - -
1940 Tigers 6 3 .667 0 0 n/a 14.0 7.6 3.8 - - -
1941 Tigers 1 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 33.5 5.6 5.6 - - -
1945 Tigers 3 1 .750 6 0 n/a 20.8 6.8 4.5 - - -
1946 Tigers 5 1 .833 2 0 n/a 11.9 5.9 4.1 - - -
1947 Pirates 0 8 .000 6 0 n/a 16.1 5.5 5.4 - - -
13 Years 58 34 .630 18 0 n/a 15.7 6.2 4.1 - - -

Hank Greenberg

Hank Greenberg Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1930 Detroit Tigers n/a $3,000.00 n/a -
1933 Detroit Tigers 7 $3,600.00 - -
1934 Detroit Tigers 5 $5,000.00 - Stats
1935 Detroit Tigers 5 $10,000.00 - Stats
1936 Detroit Tigers 5 $25,000.00 - -
1937 Detroit Tigers 5 $25,000.00 Stats -
1938 Detroit Tigers 5 $30,000.00 Stats -
1939 Detroit Tigers 5 $35,000.00 Stats -
1940 Detroit Tigers 5 $35,000.00 Stats Stats
1941 Detroit Tigers 5 $55,000.00 - -
1945 Detroit Tigers 5 $55,000.00 n/a Stats
1946 Detroit Tigers 5 $55,000.00 - -
1947 Pittsburgh Pirates 5 $85,000.00 - -
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Did you know that Hank Greenberg is one of just three players in Major League history to win a Most Valuable Player Award at two different positions (first base in 1935 & left field in 1940)? Too easy? Did you know that Hammerin Hank was also the first player to hit 25 or more home runs in a season in each league, and remains the American League (AL) record-holder for most RBIs in a single season by a right-handed batter (183 in 1937, a 154-game schedule)!

The Hebrew Hammer was the first American League player to be drafted (1940), was honorably discharged (two days before Japan bombed Pearl Harbor) when the United States Congress released men aged 28 years and older from service, then re-enlisted and volunteered for service in the United States Army Air Forces, again the first major league player to do so.

Hank Greenberg Hall of Fame Plaque
Hank Greenberg | National Baseball Hall of Fame Plaque | Class of 1956 ( HOF )
Hank Greenberg was the first Jewish player elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame (1956), had his uniform number ( #5 ) retired by the the Detroit Tigers during "Greenberg-Gehringer Day" at Tiger Stadium in 1983 (along with former teammate Charlie Gehringer who had his uniform number [ #2 ] retired as well), and he was featured on a United States postage stamp in 2006 - one of a block of four honoring "baseball sluggers", the others sluggers being Mickey Mantle , Mel Ott , and Roy Campanella .

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