Slugger Hank Greenberg Dies
Baseball Hall of Famer Hank Greenberg, who hit 58 home runs in 1938, died in his Beverly Hills home today following a 13-month bout with cancer. He was 75. Greenberg, one of the game’s greatest sluggers, starred with the Detroit Tigers in the 1930s and 1940s. He was the American League Most Valuable Player in 1935 and 1940 and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1956. He finished his career with 331 homers and a .313 lifetime average.