Video Tribute to Hammerin’ Hank Greenberg

It’s hard to believe that Hank Greenberg’s career as a Detroit Tigers star ended by being traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Apparently, team owner Walter O. Briggs saw a photograph of Greenberg wearing an opposing team’s uniform and he took it as an insult.

The video below is a tribute to Greenberg featuring the song, “Goodbye Mr. Ball, Goodbye” sung by Pirates co-owner Bing Crosby and comedian/actor Groucho Marx.  The images featured in the video are priceless and smack of one of the most magical eras in baseball history.