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Before television made pro football so popular, baseball was America’s only national pastime. But Jews, blacks and other "outsiders" weren’t easily welcomed into the sport.
A decade before Jackie Robinson broke the major league color barrier in 1947, Hank Greenberg became baseball’s first Jewish superstar.
He was born in New York in 1911. By the time he reached high school, he was already 6-foot-3. Baseball was his favorite sport and he chose f...

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