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Old 08-01-2006, 09:21 PM   #160
Breck Bronc
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and Hank Greenberg, 1B, Detroit Tigers/Pittsburgh Pirates.



The original Hammerin' Hank, like Ted Williams, lost some of his best years due to war.

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Originally Posted by baseballlibrary.com
Greenberg, then a bachelor, was one of the first major leaguers inducted into the service, entering 19 games into the 1941 season. He was discharged from the army on December 5, 1941, two days before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He immediately enlisted as an officer candidate in the Air Corps. Hank served with distinction in the Far East until his discharge in mid-1945. He returned with a bang, with a home run in his first game. His grand slam on the final day of the season won the pennant for the Tigers. In the WS win over the Cubs, he hit two more homers and batted in seven runs.


Greenberg was also one of the few Jewish players and endured the worst ethnic taunting in baseball prior to Jackie Robinson's debut in 1947.

Code:
Year Ag Tm  Lg  G   AB    R    H   2B 3B  HR  RBI  SB CS  BB  SO   BA   OBP   SLG   TB   SH  SF IBB HBP GDP 
+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 1930 19 DET AL   1    1    0    0   0  0   0    0   0  0   0   0  .000  .000  .000    0   0           0    
 1933 22 DET AL 117  449   59  135  33  3  12   87   6  2  46  78  .301  .367  .468  210   2           1    
 1934 23 DET AL 153  593  118  201  63  7  26  139   9  5  63  93  .339  .404  .600  356   9           2    
 1935 24 DET AL 152  619  121  203  46 16  36  170   4  3  87  91  .328  .411  .628  389   4           0    
 1936 25 DET AL  12   46   10   16   6  2   1   16   1  0   9   6  .348  .455  .630   29   0           0    
 1937 26 DET AL 154  594  137  200  49 14  40  183   8  3 102 101  .337  .436  .668  397   2           3    
 1938 27 DET AL 155  556  144  175  23  4  58  146   7  5 119  92  .315  .438  .683  380   3           3    
 1939 28 DET AL 138  500  112  156  42  7  33  112   8  3  91  95  .312  .420  .622  311  11           2   8
 1940 29 DET AL 148  573  129  195  50  8  41  150   6  3  93  75  .340  .433  .670  384   3           1  15
 1941 30 DET AL  19   67   12   18   5  1   2   12   1  0  16  12  .269  .410  .463   31   0           0   1
 1945 34 DET AL  78  270   47   84  20  2  13   60   3  1  42  40  .311  .404  .544  147   0           0   9
 1946 35 DET AL 142  523   91  145  29  5  44  127   5  1  80  88  .277  .373  .604  316   1           0  17
 1947 36 PIT NL 125  402   71  100  13  2  25   74   0    104  73  .249  .408  .478  192   0           4  16
+--------------+---+----+----+----+---+--+---+----+---+--+---+---+-----+-----+-----+----+---+---+---+---+---+
 13 Seasons         5193      1628     71     1276     26     844  .313  .412  .605       35   0   0  16  66
               1394      1051      379    331       58    852                       3142
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