Friday, 22 January 2021

Baseball great Henry ‘Hank’ Aaron, 86, passes into history

quote [ In March of 1954, with his place in the major leagues far from assured, Hank Aaron was granted a start in a Milwaukee exhibition game versus Boston, only because Bobby Thomson, the regular left fielder and Aaron’s idol, had just broken his ankle. ]

I was never THAT in to baseball, but living in the ATL you couldn't help but be familiar with Hank and his efforts in the area.
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[by XregnaR@5:16pmGMT]


gma said @ 9:54pm GMT on 22nd Jan
He never hit 50 home runs in a season. He really wasn't ever the best player in baseball (being Willie Mays' contemporary makes that hard). But he was a model of consistency and durability, making 21 consecutive all-star games (with only the last two being lifetime achievement awards, the first 19 were 100%

And off the field, not only was he a class act, he killed it in his Futurama episode.

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