Hank Greenberg

Hammerin' Hank
Birth Name:
Hyman Greenberg
Birth Date:
January 1, 1911
Birth Place:
New York, New York
Death Date:
September 4, 1986
Place of Death:
1129 Miradero Road, Beverly Hills, California
Cause of Death:
Metastatic kidney cancer
Cemetery Name:
Hillside Memorial Park
Claim to Fame:
Standing at six-foot-four, 215-pound Hank Greenberg was a baseball legend who played first base and outfield for the Detroit Tigers from 1930 to 1946. Greenberg, who was the American League's most valuable player in 1935 and 1940, also was one of the few players to make the transition from the field to the front office. He was a part-owner and general manager of the Cleveland Indians from 1948 to 1958 and a vice president of the Chicago White Sox from 1959 to 1960. Elected to baseball's Hall of Fame in 1956, Greenberg batted in more than 100 runs seven times during his career. His lifetime batting average was .313 and his career home run total was 331.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Hillside Memorial Park

6001 W Centinela Ave

Culver City, California, 90045


North America


Map of Hillside Memorial Park in Culver City, California
Map of Hillside Memorial Park in Culver City, California

Grave Location:

Courts Of The Book, Isaiah, Wall V, Crypt 340

Grave Location Description

As you walk into the mausoleum go straight ahead and when you’re facing Jack Benny’s tomb, simply walk left (east) past Eddie Cantor’s crypt, and through the door, out onto a small, outdoor walkway lined with glass-enclosed rooms, and featuring a low, round fountain. The glass room in front of you, to the right side, is labeled “Landon.” This is where Michael Landon, the star of TV’s “Bonanza,” “Little House on the Prairie,” and “Highway to Heaven.” is interred. Now turn right and walk along the wall and you will find Dinah Shore, Max Factor and Hank Greenberg.

Grave Location GPS

33.979582, -118.387975



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