A Promise to Hank Greenberg From His Jewish Mother: 61 Gefilte Fish for 60 Home-runs

Vered Guttman presents Mamaliga, the Romanian version of the Italian polenta, which was served in five-time Major League Baseball All-Star and Hall of Famer Hank Greenberg's family.

In 1938, with 58 home runs for the Tigers, Hank Greenberg’s mother made him a promise. “There’s a rumor that if Hank had hit 60 home runs, which would either tie or beat Babe Ruth’s record, my mother-in-law would do whatever one does with gefilte fish. Cook it, bake it, stuff it,” Marilyn Greenberg, Hank’s sister-in-law, told filmmaker Aviva Kempner in an interview.