Jews in America had a wonderful hero in the 1930s: Detroit Tigers slugger Hammerin’ Hank Greenberg. Director Aviva Kempner has reissued her exemplary documentary about the Hall of Famer, The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg, in a new two-disc DVD edition. The set includes two hours of extras on Greenberg and baseball’s “golden age.” For information on ordering the DVD set, go to: hankgreenbergfilm.org. This issue of the AJW also features a review, on Page 14, of Minneapolis author John Rosengren’s biography Hank Greenberg: The Hero of Heroes (New American Library). — M.S.
(American Jewish World, 4.26.13)
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