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A statue to honor Hank Greenberg at Comerica Park

Hank Greenberg (1911-1986) was the first well-known Jewish player in American Baseball's Major Leagues. He made news for not playing on Yom Kippur. (He played on Rosh Hashana.) During World War II Mr. Greenberg enlisted in the U.S. Army and missed four seasons but was considered a war hero. He was the first Jewish owner/general manager in baseball and first Jewish player elected to baseball's Hall of Fame. He played primarily with the Detroit Tigers.

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