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Fastball: Documentary to be Released About the “Seminal Pitch”

It may take a director days, weeks, even months to figure out the perfect title for a film. However, this time it was rather easy. “Fastball.” Sounds boring doesn’t it? Well, it could be if you’re not a baseball nerd like myself. “Fastball,” according to CBS Sports, is a documentary “that aims to celebrate baseball’s seminal pitch.” There are many recognizable faces...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Listen to Indians player-manager Frank Robinson’s 1975 debut

On April 8, 1975, Frank Robinson broke the color barrier for managers in MLB by becoming a player-manager for the Indians. During the game, he crushed a home run that can be heard as the youthful Herb Score and Joe Tait make the call just after the 13 minute mark during this historic game. Thanks to the late (and great) Joyce Lammers1 , we get to share the audio of this historic...
Via Waiting For Next Year
16 days ago  |  Discuss

FLASHBACK: The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast of Hank Aaron

Wednesday marked the 41st anniversary of Hank Aaron achieving the unthinkable…breaking Babe Ruth’s career home run record. And while we all remember the iconic video image of Aaron being congratulated by a pair of 17-year-old strangers as he rounded the bases, forgotten is the then-future home run king being roasted. That’s right, long before Justin Bieber was taken to the...
Via Hall of Very Good
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the 11 greatest home runs in baseball history

On April 8, 1974, Hank Aaron hit one of the most memorable home runs of all time. Aaron crushed career No. 715 to pass Babe Ruth and make him the all-time home run king (his record has since been broken). How does that bomb stack up against the best homers ever hit? Here's how I'd rank the 11 best home runs of all time. (Of course, this is completely subjective and you can make many...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  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
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Indianapolis, Bush Stadium, and the Clowns

More than the site of a world-famous automobile race, Indianapolis is a Midwestern bedrock of popular culture. Its benchmarks include being the hometown for David Letterman, the site of Elvis Presley’s last concert, and the setting for the CBS situation comedy “One Day at a Time.” Additionally, Indianapolis enjoys prominence in baseball history as the home of the Clowns...
Via The Sports Post
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Hank Aaron doesn't resent A-Rod, he's rooting for him

Alex Rodriguez has a lot more enemies than friends these days, but he gained a powerful ally 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 been involved...
Via Fox Sports
February 26, 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

Alex Rodriguez has unlikely supporter in Hank Aaron: Report

Alex Rodriguez has been hard at work repairing his tattered image and beside cultivating new fans by high-fiving kids too young to be haters, the Yankees pariah is getting support from one unexpected person.  Namely, Hank Aaron, the Hall of Famer. "I am rooting for him," Aaron told Newsday. "Despite all of the things that people say he had been involved in, I'm rooting...
Via The Other Paper
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

City of Atlanta doesn’t want Braves to take Hank 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 Bloguin Best
February 12, 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

Report: Hank Aaron is trying to buy the Atlanta Hawks

Former Atlanta Braves slugger Hank Aaron is interested in buying the Atlanta Hawks as part of a group bidding on them. The Hawks just went on sale this past week and should sell for a pretty penny. Aaron was the homerun king for 33 years after his retirement (thanks a lot, Barry Bonds) and is trying to team up with a group of potential owners led by Memphis Grizzlies minority owner...
Via Bloguin Best
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Frosty Phillies Favorites: 2014 Player Christmas Survey

Matt Imhof as Santa, photo editing- Eric Floyd Everybody loves the holidays and baseball players are certainly no different.  Each year at Christmas time, I survey a group of Phillies prospects about what they get excited for during the holiday season. Players that took part in this year’s questionnaire include 2014 second round draft selection lefty hurler Matt Imhof, this year’s...
Via Phillies Nation
December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Trout wins Hank Aaron Award, Joe Maddon unlikely to return to Anaheim

The October 27th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Trout wins Hank Aaron Award, Joe Maddon unlikely to return to Anaheim and much more… The Story: Mike Trout won the AL Hank Aaron Award.The Monkey Says: An actual real MLB award, finally. This was a foregone conclusion but had someone like Victor Martinez been able to snake it from him, then it...
Via Monkey with a Halo
October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Trout and Giancarlo Stanton Win Hank Aaron Awards

Major League Baseball announced that Angels center fielder Mike Trout and Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton are the winners of the 2014 Hank Aaron Award in their respective leagues. Since 1999, the Hank Aaron Award is presented annually to the best overall offensive performer in both the American League and National League. In a press conference and pregame ceremony held at...
Via Mets Merized Online
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Trout and Stanton win Hank Aaron Award

Angels’ Mike Trout and Marlins’ Giancarlo Stanton, were named the 2014 winners of the Hank Aaron Award. The award is given annually to the most outstanding offensive player in each league. Commissioner Bud Selig, who is stepping down in January, made the presentation today before Game 4 of the World Series at AT&T Park. Trout, 23, led the AL in runs scored ...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Giancarlo Stanton wins Hank Aaron Award as NL's top offensive player

Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton's career year garnered him the first of what could be several postseason awards Saturday night. Stanton was named the National League's recipient of the Hank Aaron Award, given to the top offensive player in each league, as voted on by fans and a Hall of Fame panel. It was first introduced in 1999 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Aaron...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Barehanded Bad*sses: 6 Sports Stars Who Go Gloveless

Back in the day, all baseball and football players went barehanded. Jim Brown? No gloves. Hank Aaron? No gloves. But those bare-knuckle glory days are long gone. Now nearly every
Via Stack
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Goldschmidt is D-backs' Hank Aaron nominee

PHOENIX -- All-Star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is the Diamondbacks' candidate for the Hank Aaron Award this season, presented annually to the most outstanding offensive performer in each league. Goldschmidt won the award last season. Hank Aaron and a panel of Hall of Fame players that includes Johnny Bench, Paul Molitor and Robin Yount will join fans in voting for the award,...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Brantley earns nomination for Hank Aaron Award

Michael Brantley is the Indians nominee for this year's Hank Aaron Award. Brantley is the first Indians player in 18 years to get 200 hits. He became the first player in team history with 200 hits, 40 doubles, 20 steals and 20 homers in a single season. He ranks in the top 5 in the American League in many statistical categories, including hits (second), Wins Above Replacement (third...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Giancarlo Stanton named Marlins' nominee for 2014 Hank Aaron Award

Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton was named the club's nominee for the 2014 Hank Aaron Award Monday afternoon. Since 1999, the honor has gone to the most outstanding offensive performer in each league. A panel of Hall of Fame players led by Aaron, as well as fans, have voted for the award over the past four years. Fans can help decide the winner at MLB.com and the 30 team sites...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

You've got one game to save humanity, ONE GAME: What's your all-time lineup? (Hint: Mine has Jeter at SS)

My batting order in the Existential Baseball League ultimate wild card game. Beat this.2b  Joe Morgancf  Willie Maysrf  Babe Ruthlf  Hank Aaron1b  Lou Gehrigc  Yogi Berra3b  Brooks Robinsonss  Derek Jeterp  Bob Gibson(If the existential gods allowed the designated hitter, I'd put Roberto Clemente in right and have Babe as DH.)
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves reveal 'SunTrust Park' name at stadium groundbreaking

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- The Atlanta Braves didn't spare any of the "pomp" or "circumstance" in Tuesday's ostentatious groundbreaking ceremony for the new baseball stadium -- set for a 2017 launch -- rolling out a legion of local/regional/national dignitaries and promoting a circus atmosphere at the site of the Cobb County venue. There was also some mystery to the event, with the Braves...
Via Fox Sports South
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

The Brewers Bar Weekly Hangover 8/24/14

Each Sunday evening we will review our favorite and least favorite events of the previous week, and share our perspective on how the team is doing.  Please enjoy responsibly. Cheers! (Best event/news of the week) Finally, the Hank Aaron/Hank the Dog Photo-Op: Does anyone remember Hank the Dog?  In spring training, the story of Hank’s rescue by coach Ed Sedar captivated Brewer...
Via Brewers Bar
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Rock Catches Foul Ball At Yankees Game, Gives It To A Kid (Video)

Sports broadcasts love to show celebrities in the stands, but it’s not very often that they’re doing something other than sitting and enjoying the game. But the folks over at YES Network managed to capture something special. Comedian Chris Rock was taking in the New York Yankees-Houston Astros matchup Thursday at Yankee Stadium with actor and fellow Yankees fan Bobby Cannavale...
Via NESN.com
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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