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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...
Via Fox Sports South
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves announce naming rights agreement for new stadium

ATLANTA (AP) -- The Atlanta Braves new suburban stadium already has a name - SunTrust Park. The team announced the naming-rights deal at a ceremony Tuesday to officially break ground on the 41,500-seat stadium, which is scheduled to open in 2017. Construction work has already started at the site, while the team finalizes designs of the project. Terms of the 25-year deal were not...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves' new stadium has a name - SunTrust Park

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves new suburban stadium already has a name - SunTrust Park. The team announced the naming-rights deal at a ceremony Tuesday to officially break ground on the 41,500-seat stadium, which is scheduled to open in 2017. Construction work has already started at the site, while the team finalizes designs of the project. Terms of the 25-year deal were not released...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  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
25 days ago  |  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
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Hank the dog meets namesake Hank Aaron and all is well with the world

In an epic meeting of Milwaukee's finest, Hank the Ballpark Pup sat for a portrait with his namesake Hank Aaron when the baseball legend came to visit Miller Park for an event in his honor.   Hank the Ballpark Pup, of course, is the adorable stray who quickly became Milwaukee's breakout star when he was adopted by the Brewers.  Aaron, of course, is the MLB Hall of Famer...
Via Fox Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Little League girl pitching star has a famous number one fan

It’s always fun to catch some of the Little League World Series (LLWS) from Williamsport, PA, in late summer.  The ESPN family of networks seems to have a game on from dawn to dusk as 12-year-olds play their hearts out for the game they love.  It provides a nice break from the professional side of sports, with big contracts, bigger egos, and high ticket prices. One of the more...
Via Reading Between The Seams
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Career Home Run Record, Will a Veteran Break It?

The all-time home run record is one that has always been cherished. For years Babe Ruth was thought as the best player in baseball because he led the majors in home runs. Hank Aaron was also thought of as the best player ever, and everyone knew he would be a hall of fame player when […]
Via On-Base Talk
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Burglar who stole from Aaron's home gets eight years in prison

Last summer, the home of MLB legend Hank Aaron was broken into and items were stolen while Aaron was away in New York for the 2013 All-Star Game.All told, police eventually caught three men responsible for the burglary involving Aaron's Georgia home, one of which received his punishment from a judge on Monday.Isiah Slaton, 24, was sentenced to eight years in prison and 42 years...
Via Bush League Chronicle
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Here’s The 7 Greatest Injury Comebacks in Sports History

Injuries are inevitable.. As frequent as they occur in sports today, its not about significance of the injury, but the resilience of the player. Many athletes are forced to miss games or even a season due to an injury, when they return some play as if they never left the game. In honor of Paul George, here’s an article to stay motivated for successful recovery. Buster Posey Injury...
Via Next Impulse Sports
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Awesome archival footage from 1965 All-Star Game surfaces

In 1965, Minnesota hosted its first All-Star Game. Tonight, the state hosts its third midsummer classic. MLB released some archival footage of that 1965 game, which features a number of Hall of Famers, including Hank Aaron, Al Kaline, Frank Robinson, Roberto Clemente, and Sandy Koufax. It’s really an awesome piece of history, and I love that MLB keeps dangling these historical...
Via The Outside Corner
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Twin Oliva partaking in third Minnesota All-Star Game

There he was, a 25-year-old rookie, standing among some of the best to ever play the game. Willie Mays. Roberto Clemente. Mickey Mantle. Harmon Killebrew. Hank Aaron. Somehow, some way, Tony Oliva wedged his way into that elite group. His numbers more than validated his selection to the 1964 All-Star Game, but the Cuba native and Twins outfielder still couldn't believe he was...
Via Fox Sports North
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Hits: Braves complete sweep of Phillies to cap road trip

The Braves turned back the clock to the days of Hank Aaron and Milwaukee across their chests in completing a four-game sweep of the Phillies. Sunday's 3-2 victory marked the first time the franchise had won a set that long in Philadelphia since Sept. 24-27, 1964. This one came courtesy of another strong outing from B.J. Upton at leadoff -- punctuated by a two-run triple -- and...
Via Fox Sports South
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers unveil Wall of Honor

MILWAUKEE -- Craig Counsell sat at a podium in the bowel of Miller Park and received words of gratitude for his idea to create a Milwaukee Brewers Wall of Honor from Hall of Famers Hank Aaron and Robin Yount. Earlier in the day, Brewers general manager Doug Melvin ribbed his former player and now special assistant for coming up with the only good idea he has had in his three years...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Today In Sports: Hank Aaron

(Photo via wikimediacommons.org) On May 17, 1970, Hank Aaron became the 9th man in the major leagues to get 3,000 hits. Aaron began playing professional baseball in 1954, when he signed with the Milwaukee Braves. The team would change its name to the Atlanta Braves some 10 years later. In 1975, Aaron played for the Milwaukee Brewers, and ended his MLB tenure after the 1976 season...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Georgia State wants to turn Turner Field into football stadium

Georgia State is proposing repurposing Turner Field into a 30,000-seat football stadium and building another baseball stadium that will include Hank Aaron’s wall as part of the structure. University President Dr. Mark Becker and Atlanta real estate development firm Carter provided the Atlanta Journal-Constitution an exclusive look at the proposal on Wednesday. The idea is more...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via Hall of Very Good
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via BlackSportsOnline
April 16, 2014  |  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

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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Hank Aaron, Brandon Spikes and matters of historical hyperbole

Our nation’s racial history remains treacherous ground. Like any other pile you’d prefer not to step in, it seems to find you when you aren’t paying attention. And wearing sandals. Two different athletes trod into that territory this week with their words. One is a living legend with a history of choosing his statements carefully. The other is a current NFL player with a University...
Via Rumors and Rants
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB's  Homerun Record Conundrum

It has been forty years since Hank Aaron became baseball’s all-time leader in homeruns, and the image of him rounding the bases while a fan (somehow) follows along behind him is burned into many of our brains. Aaron broke the record at homerun number 715 and finished his career with an astounding 755 round-trippers. However, some thirty years later his record was broken by Barry...
Via Sports Brothers Report
April 10, 2014  |  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,...
Via NESN.com
April 09, 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
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