Hank Aaron - RIP

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Hank Aaron - RIP

Post by koimaster » January 22nd 2021, 8:41pm

Henry Louis "Hank" Aaron, the Baseball Hall of Famer who broke Babe Ruth's all-time home run record in the face of racism and became a revered ambassador to the game, has died. He was 86.

His longtime team, the Atlanta Braves, said in a statement that Aaron "passed away in his sleep." The cause of death was not disclosed.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/22/us/hank- ... index.html


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Re: Hank Aaron - RIP

Post by Mark1 » January 22nd 2021, 10:06pm

I watched the game where he hit #715 against Al Downing of my favorite Dodgers. A class act all the way around. RIP Hank.
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Re: Hank Aaron - RIP

Post by TemerityB » January 22nd 2021, 10:15pm

The best of the best of the best of the best. Got to see him play live, and I consider myself lucky.

Those wrists. Overall, he was the least flashy of all the superstars, but good lord, could he play.

This one really pinches. Bad. I was just thinking about him recently.
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Re: Hank Aaron - RIP

Post by Watch Noob » January 23rd 2021, 7:19am

Sad, day for certain. Another legend gone.
I guess his passing sparked a debate between Mantle vs Aaron on Twatter of who was the best.
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Re: Hank Aaron - RIP

Post by bbattle » January 23rd 2021, 7:31am

I remember all the networks televised the game in which he got the tie-breaking homer. My dad told me to watch, would get to see history.

My cousin was living in Atlanta at the time and got to visit the stadium one day when the team was practicing. They gave him a ball with all their autographs. His mother should have locked that up somewhere but didn't. He played with that ball, left it out in the rain.
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