The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg | 2000
Portrait of baseball's first Jewish star. Bronx-born Hank Greenberg's achievements during the "Golden Age of Baseball" in the 1930s and '40s rivaled those of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. He also helped break down the barriers of discrimination in American sports and society. Greenberg was a beacon of hope to millions of American Jews who faced bigotry during the Depression and WWII. Tall (6'4"), handsome and uncommonly good-natured, Greenberg became "the baseball Moses," an icon for everyone from Walter Matthau to Alan Dershowitz.