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RIP Hank Aaron, 86...

 
 
Reply Fri 22 Jan, 2021 10:00 am
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Aaron, a 25-time All-Star, played in MLB from 1954-76 almost entirely with the
Braves organization first in Milwaukee and then in Atlanta. In 1957 he led the
organization to their first World Series pennant since 1914. He was inducted
into the Hall of Fame in 1982.

He passed Babe Ruth’s on the all-time home run leaderboard in 1974 with his
715th shot. He finished his career with 755. It stood for decades until Barry
Bonds passed him and set the mark at 762.

The slugger is still the game’s all-time leader in RBI (2,297) and total bases
(6,856). He ranks third in career hits (3,771). The outfielder won three Gold
Gloves as well as the National League batting titles in 1956 and 1959, and the
1957 NL MVP award...
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hightor
 
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Reply Fri 22 Jan, 2021 10:36 am
@Region Philbis,
It was amazing — not one of the flashy guys, but consistent, out there on the field, steadily doing his job. When he began to approach Ruth's record I was almost taken by surprise!
engineer
 
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Reply Fri 22 Jan, 2021 10:37 am
@Region Philbis,
He also came up before steroids overcame baseball and before base hits were devalued compared to home runs.
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Fri 22 Jan, 2021 11:00 am
@hightor,
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consistent
amazingly so...

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Ragman
 
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Reply Fri 22 Jan, 2021 03:57 pm
I just heard on CNN a quote from Muhammad Ali who spoke of Hammerin Hank that Aaron was the only person that he idolized more than he idolized himself. I really did LOL.
farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 22 Jan, 2021 07:17 pm
@Ragman,
Hank , like Robinson, took little ****.
I remember a game my Dad and I saw in 1967 where Aaron did a deuce of HRs, in a double header. His first HR was an IN THE PARKER off Senator , Jim Bunning
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