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Aaron cemented legacy during time with Brewers

Hank Aaron was 40 years old and was feeling a bit weary in November 1974. He had just borne the weight of breaking Babe Ruth's all-time record for home runs, part of a trying season in Atlanta that saw Aaron's friend and former teammate Eddie Mathews relieved of his duties as the Braves' manager. Robin Yount was 19 and over the moon. Aaron was coming back to Milwaukee.
Via Brewers.com
6 days ago

Dusty Baker is back in West Palm Beach with his Nationals

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) Like most Dusty Baker stories, this one starts a long time ago and involves Hank Aaron. In the spring of 1967, Baker attended a week of minor league camp for the Atlanta Braves in West Palm Beach. Baker left college to join the Braves, who were anchored by Aaron. Baker went back to school, then to the military, before again joining the Braves as a 19...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Jim Harbaugh Hung Out With Hank Aaron While Wearing His Jersey Ahead Of Today’s Camp In Atlanta

Jim Harbaugh and his staff are down in Atlanta for today’s satellite camp with Georgia at Cedar Grove High School, but beforehand, he took the chance to meet a local legend. Harbaugh sat down with Atlanta Braves great Hank Aaron, while wearing his jersey. Jim Harbaugh’s local attire for today’s Atlanta camp: Braves’ jersey of Hank Aaron. While sitting next to Hank Aaron...
Via College Spun
June 02, 2016  |  Discuss

City of Atlanta, Braves fighting over iconic Hank Aaron statue

The statue of Hank Aaron that sits outside Turner Field has caused a big dispute between the Atlanta Braves and the city of Atlanta. The Braves are set to move into SunTrust Park following the 2016 season, and the agency that owns Turner Field doesn’t want them to take the statue of the Hall of Famer with them, saying the people of Atlanta and Fulton County own it. It seemed...
Via The Comeback
February 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Celebrating the anniversary of Hank Aaron hitting No. 715

By David Krell 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...
Via The Sports Post
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

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

By TOC Locker 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...
Via The Outside Corner
February 12, 2015  |  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 Associated Press
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 Associated Press
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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