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Baseball Hall of Fame... Greenberg and Cronin...
Item # 554535
January 26, 1956
THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Massachusetts, dated January 26, 1956 This 36 page newspaper has a two column headlines on page 32: "Cronin and Greenberg Go Into Hall of Fame" "General Managers of Red Sox and Indians Elected To High Baseball Honor". Another related headline as well. (see) Other news of the day throughout.
Light browning, otherwise in nice condition.
wikipedia notes: Henry Benjamin "Hank" Greenberg (January 1, 1911, New York, New York–September 4, 1986), nicknamed "Hammerin' Hank," was an American professional baseball player in the 1930s and 1940s.
A first baseman primarily for the Detroit Tigers, Greenberg was one of the premier power hitters of his generation. He hit 58 home runs in 1938, equalling Jimmie Foxx's 1932 mark, as the most in one season by any player between 1927--when Babe Ruth set a record of 60--and 1961--when Roger Maris surpassed it. He was a five-time All-Star, was twice named the American League's Most Valuable Player, and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1956.
Category: The 20th Century