By Daniel Fierman
Updated March 17, 2020 at 02:39 AM EDT
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The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg

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  • Movie

This warm look at the original Hammerin’ Hank, slugger for the Detroit Tigers in the 1930s and ’40s, follows Greenberg from stickball in the streets of New York to superstardom in the town of Henry Ford. A giant of a man, Greenberg not only rewrote the record books (he nearly shattered Ruth’s home run mark) but also won a following that placed him among the leading Jewish-American icons of the last century. Aviva Kempner’s documentary is a breezy concoction that paints baseball as a source of our individual heroes and of our common ground.

The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg

type
  • Movie
genre
mpaa
  • PG
director
  • Aviva, Kempner

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