The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg is Aviva Kempner’s documentary about baseball’s first major Jewish star. It is a fascinating study of a man, a time in America, and a battle against anti-Semitism that Greenberg waged with his spirit and baseball skills.

The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg (1998) Documentary, Biography, Sport | 90min | 21 July 2000 (USA) 7.6
Director: Aviva KempnerWriter: Aviva KempnerStars: Reeve Brenner, Hank Greenberg, Walter MatthauSummary: The story of Baseball Hall-of-Famer Hank Greenberg is told through archival film footage and interviews with Jewish and non-Jewish fans, his former teammates, his friends, and his family. As a great first baseman with the Detroit Tigers, Greenberg endured antisemitism and became a hero and source of inspiration throughout the Jewish community, not incidentally leading the Tigers to Major League dominance in the 1930s.


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