October 28, 2020


A return to the Inquiring Fotographer, the Daily News' long-running question/answer/foto column that's a favorite of this blog. Today's entry is of interest as the place where the question was posed was the Hotel Tudor lobby. 

The column ran on September 26, 1938, toward the end of baseball season. Hank Greenberg, the Detroit Tigers first baseman, had knocked out 56 home runs to date and was poised to challenge Babe Ruth's record. Over to you, Jimmy Jemail:

[Hank Greenberg ended the 1938 season with 58 home runs. The Bambino's record was finally broken in 1961 by Roger Maris.]

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