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Hank Greenberg in 1938 - Hatred and Home Runs in the Shadow of War (Hardcover): Ron Kaplan

Hank Greenberg in 1938 - Hatred and Home Runs in the Shadow of War (Hardcover)

Ron Kaplan

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"Hammerin'" Hank Greenberg was coming off a stellar season where he'd hit 40 home runs and 184 RBIs, becoming only the thirteenth player to ever hit 40 or more homers (and one of only four players to have 40 or more home runs and 175 or more RBIs in a season). Even with his success at the plate, neither Greenberg nor the rest of the world could have expected what was about to happen in 1938. From his first day in the big leagues, the New York-born Greenberg had dealt with persecution for being Jewish. From teammate Jo-Jo White asking where his horns were to the verbal abuse from bigoted fans and the media, the 6-foot-3 slugger always did his best to shut the noise out and concentrate on baseball. But in 1938, that would be more difficult then he could have ever imagined. While Greenberg was battling at the plate, his people overseas were dealing with a completely different battle. Adolf Hitler, who had been chancellor of Germany since 1933, had taken direct control of the country's military in February of '38. He then began his methodic takeover of all neighboring countries, spreading Nazism and the early stages of World War II and the Holocaust. Hank Greenberg in 1938 chronicles the events of 1938, both on the baseball diamond and the streets of Europe. As Greenberg's bat had him on course for Babe Ruth's home run record, Hitler's "Final Solution" was beginning to take shape. Jews across the US, worried about the issues overseas, looked to Greenberg as a symbol of hope. Though normally hesitant to speak about the anti-Semitism he dealt with, the slugger still knew the role he was playing for so many of his people, saying "I came to feel that if I, as a Jew, hit a home run, I was hitting one against Hitler."

General

Imprint: Sports Publishing LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: April 2017
Authors: Ron Kaplan
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 30mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards
Pages: 268
ISBN-13: 978-1-61321-991-1
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography
Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs
Books > Sport & Leisure > Sports & outdoor recreation
Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > Sport
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects
Books > Sport & Leisure > Sports & outdoor recreation > Ball games
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > General > Religious intolerance, persecution & conflict
Books > Sport & Leisure > Sports & outdoor recreation > Ball games > Baseball
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > General > Religious intolerance, persecution & conflict > General
Books > History > History of specific subjects
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > Biography > Sport
Books > Religion & Spirituality > General > Religious intolerance, persecution & conflict
Books > Religion & Spirituality > General > Religious intolerance, persecution & conflict > General
LSN: 1-61321-991-1
Barcode: 9781613219911

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