Meet Hank Greenberg, two-time MVP for the American League, five-time all star, first Jewish Hall of Famer, 4-time World Series player. This biography will appeal to baseball fans who will find themselves cheering on the young Jewish baseball player, playing at a time of great prejudice. At 6′ 3″ and Jewish, Hank turned to sports as a way to try to fit in. The New York Yankees wanted Hank on their team, thinking it would broaden their fan base to include more Jews. “Hammerin’ Hank” had some struggling years, but with hard work and determination, came within two home runs of tying Babe Ruth’s home run record.