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December 13, 1985 - Image 42

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1985-12-13

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teresting to

see how many
people are interested in sports.
It was a project with a good
cause, like many other projects,
but it was refreshing in that the
concept involves sports."
Perhaps the only disappoint-
ment of the night was that
Greenberg wasn't able to attend.
A severe back ailment made
traveling from his home in
southern California too difficult,
but he sent a letter of apprecia-
tion which was read to the
crowd. His absence, though,
didn't deter Tiger broadcaster
George Kell from flying all the
way from his home in Arkansas
to present the award for
baseball Hall of Famer Green-
berg. It was accepted by former
Greenberg teammate and Hall
of Famer Charlie Gehringer.
Newman flew up from his
home in Pompano Beach, Fla.,
for the affair and was presented
to the audience by another
former U-M All-American, Mer-
vin Pregulman — who came
from Chattanooga, Tenn. just for
the dinner. Accepting on behalf
of Friedman (who died in 1982)
was U-M President Dr. Harold
Shapiro, with the presentercbe-
ing Bill Mazer Sr., a college
roommate of Friedman in the
1920s. Oscar Feldman, former
Pistons general manager who is
a co-owner of the team, pre-
sented Davidson.
Other celebrities on hand in-
cluded David Stern, commis-
sioner of the National Basket-
ball Association; State Sen. Jack
Faxon; State Boxing Commis-
sioner Dr. Stuart Kirschen-
baum; former Detroit Lions star
L-em- Barney; -most--of the Pis-
tons, including Isiah Thomas,
Bill Laimbeer and Coach Chuck
Daly; plus Tigers General Man-
ager Jim Campbell and other
team executives.
"Hank Greviberg handled
success as well as any man I've
ever known," Kell told the
gathering.
"His RBI (runs batter in) to-
tals read like today's superstars'
strikeout totals: 139, 170, 183,
146, 112, 150, 127."
The only time Greenberg
didn't drive in at least 100 runs
was his first season, 1933, and
his last, 1947, when he closed
out his career with one season
with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
"In those nine seasons he left
an impact we'll never forget,"
Kell said. "He hit 63 doubles in
1934; 67 is the record. He hit 58
homers in 1938, the most ever
for a left-hander. And he had
183 RBI in 1937. The record is
190."
Kell said Greenberg "has been
my hero-ger a long, long time."
Gehringer called Greenberg
"one of my great buddies, and
when you spend 19 years with a
club you see a lot of guys come
and go. I played with 23 differ-
ent shortstops."
Greenberg was an outfielder
and first baseman. He was the
American League's most valu- -
able player in 1935 anti 1940
and a four-time All-Star. He
wound up with 331 home runs,
including 11 grand slams, and
drove in 1,276 runs. He also was

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an executive with the Cleveland
Indians in the mid-1950s and
was part owner of the Chicago
White Sox from 1958 to 1961.
Gehringer said he used to bat
before Greenberg in the lineup.
"He'd come up to the (on deck)
circle, see the guy on first and
say, 'Charlie, get him over to
third,' " Gehringer said with a
grin. "He never would say get
him home. He wanted him on
third so he could knock him in.
He knew at contract time how
important it was to have those
RBIs. He is a great guy. I liked
him very much."
Pregulman, president of a
steel company in Chattanooga,
said Newman was the person
who recruited him to go to
Michigan while Pregulman was

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Four large bronze
plaques . . . already
have been installed
at the main Jewish
Community Center
in West Bloomfield.

a high school star in Lansing.
"He came to Central High
School on several occasions. He
was very convincing," Pregul-
man said. "There was no doubt
I'd end up at Michigan and not
Michigan State, although I lost
a few friends doing it."
Newman was the Wolverines'
starting quarterback for three -
years beginning in 1930. He
learned to pass and placekick,
he said, from Friedman, his pre-
decessor by a few years, who
conducted a camp. Newman
starred for the New York Giants
of the National Football League
after graduation.
"Like a good Jewish boy who
knew what he was doing, he not
only got $11,000 (from the
Giants in 1933), but he got 10
percent of the gate," Pregulman
said with a laugh. "And in 1934
he got 20 percent of the gate. In
1935 he didn't get a percentage
of the gate. He got straight sal-
ary. It was the beginning of one
of the great holdouts of all
time."
Newman related that story
privately the night before at a
get-together at Buddy's Pizza in
Farmington Hills. _,Newman sat
out half the 1935 ,season before
signing: a:_,911:itrect. The gate
was :getting' pretty heavy and
they didn't want to put me on a
percentage," he said.
Newman, who was a
Lincoln-Mercury dealer in De-
troit from 1946 through 1965,
said in his rookie year he was
the highest paid player in the
NFL. He went into the league
after a great college career that
included All-American honors in
1932 and receipt that year of c ,
the Douglas Fairbanks Trophy, -\
the equivalent then of the /
Heisman Trophy, emblematic of '`
the best player in the country.
Newman was elected to the Na-
tional Football Foundation Hall

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