Hammerin’ Hank Greenberg: Baseball Pioneer

By: Shelley Sommer

Joining the Detroit Tigers in 1930, Hank Greenberg, sometimes called “the Jewish Babe Ruth,” battled anti-Semitism on and off the field. Further resources. Bibliography. Source notes. Index. Black-and-white photographs.

ISBN: 9781590784525

JLG Release: Jul 2011

Sensitive Areas: Anti-semitic and racial epithets
Topics: Henry Benjamin "Hank" Greenberg (1911-1986) , Baseball , Baseball players , Biographies , Anti-semitism , Standing up for one's beliefs , Overcoming adversity , Role models

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Awards & Honors

2012 Sydney Taylor Honor Book for Older Readers

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First Release

July 2011


Dewey Classification


Trim Size

7 1/2" x 9 1/2"

Page Count


Accelerated Reader

Level 7.3; Points: 4;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 10.2; Points: 8;


Level 1080L


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Potentially Sensitive Areas

Anti-semitic and racial epithets


Henry Benjamin "Hank" Greenberg (1911-1986), Baseball, Baseball players, Biographies, Anti-semitism, Standing up for one's beliefs, Overcoming adversity, Role models,

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