Rosengren on Hank Greenberg: “He shattered stereotypes”

From Shawn Windsor at The Detroit Free Press on March 10, 2013, with SABR member John Rosengren:

A new biography of Hank Greenberg hit the bookshelves last week. The book, titled, “Hank Greenberg, The Hero of Heroes,” details the life of the Tigers Hall of Famer. John Rosengren spent three years researching the book. Free Press sports writer Shawn Windsor recently caught up with the Minneapolis-based author. (Yes, he is a Twins fan.)

Q: Several books over the years have dealt with Greenberg. Why did you want to add to the library, so to speak?

A:I came across Greenberg’s 1945 season-ending grand slam. As I was researching that, I realized there was a lot more to the story and figured there is room for a definitive biography out there. After I sold the idea to my publisher, I found out another book was being written about Greenberg. In the spirit of competition, I’ll let the critics determine (the differences).

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Originally published: March 28, 2013. Last Updated: March 28, 2013.