|His lusty hitting in the 1930's brought him instant fame. All across American, Hank Greenberg was making front page news. Greenberg's Lifetime Slugging Percentage of .605 is the 5th highest in baseball history. In 1934, Hank crashed 63 doubles, still the 3rd. highest amount in history. His 183 RBI's, in 1937, is also the 3rd highest in baseball history.
In 1938, Hank Greenberg hit 58 homers, only five players in history have hit more; includes the 2001 season.
This devasting RBI man, is tied for 1st. place in baseball history with .92 RBI's per games played (almost one RBI per/game). Hank Greenberg's highs in RBI's for a season were 150, 170, 183. What a runs producer this Hall of Famer was!
Greenberg spent over four years in the U.S. Military during World War 2, which limited his playing years to only 9 1/2 years. In 1945, he played some games while on leave from the military.
On Sept. 30, 1945, the Detroit Tigers needing one more victory to win the pennant, Greenberg hit a bases loaded home run to win the ball game, in the final game of the season, as the Detroit Tigers won the pennant. The Tigers then went on to beat the Chicago Cubs in the World Series.
Hank Greenberg's career totals include a .313 lifetime batting average. Note these great results........ 1394 games, 1276 RBI's, 379 doubles, 71 triples, and he hit 331 home runs. His extra bases total up to 781 in a little over 9 years, almost an average of 90 extra bases a year. We salute Mr. Hank Greenberg for his great hitting achievements and for his time spent in the U.S. Military.