Hank Greenberg in 1938: April 20

Posted on: April 20th, 2018 by Ron Kaplan

Welcome to a new feature for the Korner.

Since this is the 80th anniversary of Hank Greenberg’s challenge to Babe Ruth’s single-season home run record of 60 which the Bambino set in 1927, I thought I’d engage in a little SSP (shameless self-promotion) with a daily “update” of the games during that season to give you a taste of my book on the subject. Not exactly sure where this will lead or even if I’ll see it through, but on this date in 1938

Greenberg was 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout as the Tigers dropped their dropped another one-run decision to the host White Sox, this time by a score of 4-3. He made the final outs of the first, third, and fifth inning, all with men on base, any of which might have weighed heavily in a final outcome.

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