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HANK AARON RUMORS & GOSSIP

In celebration of Hammerin’ Hank Aaron

The 2015 baseball season marks the 40th anniversary of Hank Aaron (a.k.a., The Hammer) and his return to play in Milwaukee, finishing out his career with the Milwaukee Brewers – then a newer AL expansion team. His return to Milwaukee, home of the Milwaukee Braves in the ‘50’s, and the only city for which Aaron played in a World Series, happened just a year after he finally...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
June 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Celebrating the anniversary of Hank Aaron hitting No. 715

It was a glorious moment. On April 8, 1974, Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth’s career home run record, previously thought unassailable, when he hit his 715th career home run. Aaron’s historic blast occurred during a game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Atlanta Braves; it was the Braves’ first home game of the 1974 season. When Aaron knocked an Al Downing pitch over the...
Via The Sports Post
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Hank Aaron 'rooting' for Alex Rodriguez to succeed in return

Alex Rodriguez has a lot more enemies than friends these days, but he gained a powerful ally earlier this week.   Hall of Famer Hank Aaron told Newsday in a recent interview that he hopes the disgraced New York Yankees slugger has a successful return to baseball this season. “I am rooting for him,” Aaron said, via Newsday. “Despite all of the things that people say he had...
Via NESN.com
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

City of Atlanta doesn’t want Braves to take Aaron statue

The Atlanta Braves’ pending move to Cobb County has been a divisive issue for Braves fans and residents of both Cobb and Fulton counties. And now, a strange new wrinkle is getting inserted into the situation – the city of Atlanta doesn’t want the Braves to take a statue of Hank Aaron with them to SunTrust Park in 2017, claiming it was paid for by taxpayers. The Atlanta Journal...
Via The Outside Corner
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Hammerin' Hank receives slew of racist hate mail, again

After speaking his mind about the progress that's been made in race relations over the last 40 years, Hank Aaron sparked many to send the Atlanta Braves racially-charged letters of disapproval. 
Via FOXSports.com
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

John Rocker calls out Hank Aaron for Republican comments

In December 1999, John Rocker’s now infamous interview with Jeff Pearlman hit the pages of Sports Illustrated and it didn’t take long for Hank Aaron to take notice. “To be honest with you, I was very sick and disgusted with the whole situation,” the Atlanta Braves legend said.  “For someone in the situation of Mr. Rocker to make those statements is ridiculous.  I have...
Via Hall of Very Good
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Hank Aaron Is Still The Home Run King

Hank Aaron was honored by the Atlanta Braves before the game against the New York Mets on Tuesday night. They held a ceremony commemorating the 40th anniversary of Aaron’s 715th home run, the home run that surpassed Babe Ruth to become the new home run king. Aaron eventually ended his career with 755 home runs, that was later surpassed by Barry Bonds, who had 762. So by all accounts...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Hank Aaron has partial hip replacement surgery

Hall of Famer Hank Aaron is recovering from a partial left hip replacement. The Atlanta Braves said Saturday the 80-year-old Aaron fell on ice on Friday and had the procedure later in the day. The Braves say Dr. Scott Gillogly, who performed the procedure, says a full recovery is expected and Aaron should return to his routine activities within six to eight weeks. The team plans...
Via AP on Fox
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves to honor 40th anniversary of Aaron's record

The Atlanta Braves are planning to honor the 40th anniversary of Hank Aaron's record 715th home run in a pregame ceremony before their home opener against the Mets on April 8. The team also announced Tuesday that the Braves will wear a commemorative patch on the right sleeve during the season. The patch, shaped like home plate, carries the number 715, Aaron's autograph and a ''40th...
Via AP on Fox
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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