Arion Berger’s somewhat loopy review of The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg (“Moore is Less,” 5/26) not only undervalues a solid documentary but also contains a baldfaced error of fact. Greenberg was not “major-league baseball’s first…Jewish player.” Baseball historians identify many Jews who played in the majors well before Greenberg, including American League batting champion George Stone and 20-back-to-back-game-winner Erskine Mayer, both of whom starred in pre-World War I years. And of course there’s Lipman Pike, who became the first Jew to play in the majors when he joined the St. Louis Browns in 1876.

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