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Hank Greenberg in 1938: April 26

Posted on: April 26th, 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 topic. Not exactly sure where this will lead or even if I’ll see it through, but on this date in 1938

Make that two in a row. The Tigers beat the host St. Louis Browns, 7-1. Greenberg was 1-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI, the first of the year that did not come as a result of a home run.

Click on the book above to visit the Amazon page for Hank Greenberg in 1938.

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