Hank Greenberg, 45, general manager of the Cleveland Indians, gained baseball's 20-year-old Hall of Fame last week, to become 80th major league player so honored. The ex-Detroit Tiger star is married to department store heiress Caral Gimbel Greenberg and has three children. He said the Cooperstown honor was the biggest thrill of his baseball career.
Joe Cronin, Boston Red Sox general manager since 1948, was installed with Greenberg in Cooperstown ceremonies. Cronin was sold to the Red Sox by the late Clark Griffith, owner of the Washington Senators, in 1934 shortly after marrying Mildred Robertson, Griffith's niece. Blushing bridegroom brought the unsentimental Silver Fox a fabulous $250,000.