Hank Greenberg

Henry Benjamin Greenberg
Inducted to the Hall of Fame in: 1956
Primary team: Detroit Tigers
Primary position: 1st Baseman

Despite losing four prime seasons to World War II and another to a fractured wrist, Hank Greenberg still walloped 331 home runs, including 40 or more on four occasions. The MVP in 1935, when he drove in 170 runs for the pennant-winning Tigers, the slugging right-hander drove in 183 runs in 1937. In 1938, he made a strong run at Babe Ruth's home-run record, finishing with 58. Hit .318 in four World Series with Detroit.

"He was one of the truly great hitters, and when I first saw him at bat, he made my eyes pop out. "
Joe DiMaggio

Career stats

ESSENTIAL STATS
Year Inducted: 1956
Primary Team: Detroit Tigers
Position Played: 1st Baseman
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Birth place: New York, New York
Birth year: 1911
Died: 1986, Beverly Hills, California
Played for:
Detroit Tigers (1930)
Detroit Tigers (1933-1941)
Detroit Tigers (1945-1946)
Pittsburgh Pirates (1947)
CAREER AT A GLANCE
GamesG
1394
At BatsAB
5193
RunsR
1050
HitsH
1628
Doubles2B
379
Triples3B
71
Home RunsHR
331
RBIRBI
1279
Stolen BasesSB
58
WalksBB
852
Batting AverageBA
.313
OPSOPS
1.017
On Base %OBP
.412
Slugging %SLG
.605