Ron Kaplan will talk about his new book “Hank Greenberg in 1938” at Watchung Booksellers, 54 Fairfield St., on Wednesday, June 21, at 7 p.m.
The book chronicles the events of 1938, both on the baseball diamond and the streets of Europe. Kaplan writes: “Though normally hesitant to speak about the anti-Semitism he dealt with, the Jewish slugger still knew the role he was playing for so many of his people, saying ‘I came to feel that if I, as a Jew, hit a home run, I was hitting one against Hitler.’”