Upcoming Public Events
Hank Greenberg: Baseball Star, Jewish Hero, American Legend
Interview with Biographer John Rosengren SJU '86
Monday, October 14, 7:30 PM
Alumni Lounge, SJU Quad
One man modeled assimilation for a generation of Jews struggling to find their way in the New World: Hank Greenberg. With his broad shoulders and mighty bat, the Hall of Fame ballplayer transformed the way Gentiles viewed Jews and the way Jews saw themselves. The six-foot four-inch Greenberg stood tall as a beacon of hope and, ultimately, became a hero to all Americans. Rabbi David Wirtschafter will interview author John Rosengren about the subject of his new biography, Hank Greenberg: The Hero of Heroes
John Rosengren SJU '86 is an award-winning journalist and author of seven books, including Hank Greenberg: The Hero of Heroes, Blades of Glory: The True Story of a Young Team Bred to Win, and Hammerin' Hank, George Almighty and the Say Hey Kid. His articles have appeared in more than 100 publications, including Sports Illustrated, Men's Journal, Reader's Digest, Runner's World, Utne Reader, U.S. Catholic, and Saint John's Magazine. He is a member of the Society of Journalists & Authors and the Society for American Baseball Research. He earned his master's degree in creative writing at Boston University, where he studied with Saul Bellow and Derek Walcott, and his bachelor's degree with an English major at Saint John's University. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and their two children.