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Hank Greenberg: Hall-of-Fame Slugger

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New York Times writer Ira Berkow presents a compelling account of the life and career of Hank Greenberg, the first Jewish ballplayer to be elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. (Ages 10 and up)
Paperback, 108 pages
Published May 1st 2001 by The Jewish Publication Society (first published 1991)
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In this non fiction novel, a kid from little ruins biulds himself up to stardum. Hank Greenburg was just another eveyday kid living in the Bronx wanting a chance but finally gets it when a scout comes looking for god players. He asks Hank if he wants to play for the detroit tigers and Hank says yes. He works and later gets huge RBI counts and keeps hitting home runs every day.

A text-to-Movie connection I made was, in the book Hank is an average kid and gets a ghuge break to pay baseball. In the
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Ira Berkow was a sports columnist and feature writer for THE NEW YORK TIMES for more than 25 years. He won the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting and was a finalist for the Pulitzer for commentary. He is the author of numerous books, including THE CORPORAL WAS A PITCHER, ROCKIN' STEADY, and SUMMERS IN THE BRONX, the bestsellers MAXWELL STREET: SURVIVAL IN A BAZAAR and RED: A BIOGRAPHY OF RED SM ...more
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