When America Needed A Hero…A Slugger Stepped Up To The Plate! As baseball's first Jewish star, Hammerin' Hank Greenberg's career contains all the makings of a true American success story. An extraordinary ball player notorious for his hours of daily practice, Greenberg's career was an inspiration to all and captured the headlines and the admiration of sportswriters and fans alike.

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The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg (1998)

PG

Documentary/Sports · 1h 30m · 7/21/2000

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When America Needed A Hero…A Slugger Stepped Up To The Plate! As baseball's first Jewish star, Hammerin' Hank Greenberg's career contains all the makings of a true American success story. An extraordinary ball player notorious for his hours of daily practice, Greenberg's career was an inspiration to all and captured the headlines and the admiration of sportswriters and fans alike.

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Company

Ciesla Foundation

Revenue

$1,703,901
Cast
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Rabbi Reeve Brenner

Himself - interviewee
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Hank Greenberg

Himself (archive footage)
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Walter Matthau

Himself - interviewee
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Alan M. Dershowitz

Himself - interviewee (as Alan Dershowitz)
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Carl Levin

Himself - interviewee (as Senator Carl Levin)
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Stephen Greenberg

Himself - interviewee
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Joseph Greenberg

Himself - interviewee (as Joe Greenberg)
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Rabbi Max Ticktin

Himself - interviewee
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Bill Mead

Himself - interviewee
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Lou Gehrig

Himself (archive footage)
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Basil 'Mickey' Briggs

Himself - interviewee
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Don Shapiro

Himself - interviewee
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Bert Gordon

Himself - interviewee
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Joe Falls

Himself - interviewee
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Henry Ford

Himself (archive footage)
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Leo Ribuffo

Himself - interviewee (as Dr. Leo Ribuffo)
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Father Coughlin

Himself (archive footage)
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Dr. George Barahal

Himself - interviewee
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Ira Berkow

Himself - interviewee
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Harold Allen

Himself - interviewee
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Robert Steinberg

Himself - interviewee
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Charlie Gehringer

Himself - interviewee (also archive footage)
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Herman 'Flea' Clifton

Himself - interviewee
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Billy Rogell

Himself - interviewee
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Birdie Tebbets

Himself - interviewee (as George 'Birdie' Tebbetts)
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Ernie Harwell

Himself - interviewee
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Elden Auker

Himself - interviewee (as Eldon Auker)
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Dick Schaap

Himself - interviewee
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Goose Goslin

Himself (archive footage)
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Dizzy Dean

Himself (archive footage)
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Harvey Frank

Himself - interviewee
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Marilyn Greenberg

Herself - interviewee
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Harriet Colman

Herself - interviewee
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Alva Greenberg

Herself - interviewee
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Mickey Cochrane

Himself - interviewee
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Charlie Grimm

Himself - interviewee (archive footage)
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Michael Moriarty

Himself - interviewee
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Max Lapides

Himself - interviewee
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Gabby Hartnett

Himself (archive footage)
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Joe Louis

Himself (archive footage)
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Shirley Povich

Himself - interviewee
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Al Rosen

Himself (archive footage)
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Rip Collins

Himself - interviewee
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Tommy Bridges

Himself (archive footage)
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Joe DiMaggio

Himself (archive footage)
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Jane Briggs Hart

Herself - interviewee
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Harry Eisenstat

Himself - interviewee
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Bob Feller

Himself - interviewee (also archive footage)
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Hoot Robinson

Himself - interviewee
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Rudy York

Himself (archive footage)
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Hal Newhouser

Himself - interviewee
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Barney McCosky

Himself - interviewee
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Bobo Newsom

Himself (archive footage) (as 'Buck' Newsom)
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Paul Derringer

Himself (archive footage)
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Junior Thompson

Himself (archive footage)
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Bucky Walters

Himself (archive footage)
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Himself (also radio broadcast) (archive footage)
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Del Baker

Himself - interviewee
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Arn Tellem

Himself - interviewee
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Barney Ross

Himself (archive footage)
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Caral Gimbel

Herself - interviewee
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Glenn Greenberg

Himself - interviewee
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Sander Levin

Himself - interviewee (as Congressman Sander Levin)
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Walter O. Briggs Jr.

Himself (archive footage) (as Walter 'Spike' Briggs Jr.)
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Walter O. Briggs Sr.

Himself (archive footage)
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Albert 'Happy' Chandler

Himself (archive footage) (as Happy Chandler)
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Bill Shuster

Himself (archive footage)
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Steve O'Neill

Himself (archive footage)
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Paul Richards

Himself (archive footage)
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Virgil Trucks

Himself - interviewee
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George Kell

Himself - interviewee
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Billy Herman

Himself (archive footage) (as Billy Hermann)
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Jackie Robinson

Himself (archive footage)
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Ralph Kiner

Himself - interviewee
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Kenesaw M. Landis

Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Connie Mack

Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Maury Povich

Himself - interviewee (uncredited)
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Babe Ruth

Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Crew
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Aviva Kempner

Director
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Aviva Kempner

Writer
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Aviva Kempner

Producer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg

(DVD)

Disc Title Front Cover

The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

3/5/2013

Disc Title Front Cover

The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

10/16/2001

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