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Hammerin' Hank Greenberg by Shelley Sommer
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Jul 04, 2011

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Read in July, 2011

This biography is perfect for any middle school collection. Hank Greenberg is to be admired for many reasons and makes a great role model. I also enjoyed the way the author inserted historical information and photographs throughout the biography to give a sense of time and place.
It seemed sparse at times, with a sentence or two where I would have liked more of a story (when Hank plays against Jackie Robinson) or just misses breaking Babe Ruth's home run record, but perhaps there is not much recorded about those events.
Overall, Hank Greenberg seems like a hell'uv a nice guy with an amazing physical gift for sports.

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