Watch: SABR Detroit Chapter’s 2021 Hank Greenberg Birthday Symposium

SABR’s Detroit Chapter hosted a special Hank Greenberg 110th Birthday Virtual Symposium on Saturday, January 9, 2021.

Hank Greenberg, born on New Year’s Day in 1911, was a pioneering superstar and prolific slugger whose emergence in the 1930s transformed the American sports landscape for Jewish and non-Jewish fans alike. We remember his legacy on and off the field and consider the importance of telling his story to future generations.

The Zoom symposium, hosted by SABR member Nathan Bierma, included a presentation by Herm Krabbenhoft on “Correcting the Record: Revising the Runs & RBI Totals of Hank Greenberg and his Tigers Teammates” and a panel discussion on “Hank Greenberg’s Life and Legacy” with Steve Greenberg, filmmaker Aviva Kempner, and author John Rosengren.

Click here to watch the entire symposium on YouTube.

Visit to view more on-demand video presentations on Greenberg by authors Irwin Cohen and Ron Kaplan.


Originally published: January 11, 2021. Last Updated: January 11, 2021.