Is Miguel Cabrera this generation’s Hank Aaron?

On June 20, 2003, Miguel Cabrera struck out in his first big league at bat.  He’d get the last laugh however. In the bottom of the eleventh inning the 20-year-old rookie hit a two-run home run to help his then-Florida Marlins to a 3-1 victory over the then-Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Now, I bring that up only to awkwardly segue into this. Friday, the reigning American League MVP turned...
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Hank Aaron Sent Racist Hate Mail For Saying Racism Isn’t Dead

  Hank Aaron proved his point and then some after his interview on the state of race relations in this country. The harsh reality of racism still very much being alive and well in this country played out last week–the 40th anniversary of Aaron’s 715th home run. In an interview with USA Today, Aaron spoke truthfully and blunt about race in this country, stating: “Sure, this...
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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. 
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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...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves receiving racial letters regarding Hank Aaron's comments

Last week, MLB legend Hank Aaron was honored in Atlanta on the 40th anniversary of his breaking of Babe Ruth's career home run record. Around the same time, he was interviewed by USA Today and made the following comment that spread like wildfire around the Internet: "We can talk about baseball. Talk about politics. Sure, this country has a black president, but when...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Accidentally Set American Flag On Fire During Home Opener (Photo)

The Atlanta Braves refer to themselves as “America’s Team,” but they might have to rethink that after a mishap during their home opener Tuesday night. In a pregame ceremony dedicated to the 40th anniversary of Hank Aaron’s record-breaking 715th home run, the Braves featured a pyrotechnics display on the top of the Turner Field jumbotron for the first time. Unfortunately,...
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9 days ago  |  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...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Mets blank Braves, but night was all about Aaron

ATLANTA -- The night belonged to Hank Aaron. Commissioner Bud Selig was among the baseball luminaries on hand Tuesday night for the Braves celebration of the 40th anniversary of Aaron's record-breaking 715th home run, calling the Hall of Famer "ideally suited to become Babe Ruth's heir" and the "living embodiment of the American spirit." The current Braves...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves honor 40th anniversary of Hank Aaron's 715th homer

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves celebrated one of their most cherished singular moments in franchise history on Tuesday, prior to the club's home opener, by honoring Hank Aaron on the 40th anniversary of his 715th career home run. Forty years and five decades of baseball have passed since Aaron, who spent 21 of 23 MLB seasons with the Braves (1954-74), lit up the Atlanta sky with...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

40th Anniversary of Hank Aaron’s historic home run

Forty year have passed since Hank Aaron became baseball’s all-time home run leader. While Barry Bonds has since displaced him as No. 1 all-time in home runs the moment that took place when Aaron connected with a pitch from Al Downing of the Dodgers will live on forever. Sure it was in that moment that a black man became baseball’s all-time home run leader but it was so much more...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

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