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So long, Hammerin' Hank.

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by buster poser, Jan 22, 2021.

  1. teletimetx

    teletimetx Doctor of Teleocity

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    Definitely one of my personal heroes and favorite ballplayer ever.

    Back in the days of morning newspapers, I always looked for his box score, because that man consistently put up the numbers.

    Catching the train from Mobile, to head to Indianapolis and his first pro team:
    Aaron catching a train in Mobile.jpg

    and on the occasion of being awarded the Stan Musial Lifetime achievement award (just happened upon this looking for something else):
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    As a lifelong Braves fan the man was class and a role model. Damn, first Don and now Hank. Someone throw some bubble wrap around Bobby.
     
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    Stubee Doctor of Teleocity Gold Supporter

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    He was a great player but also a great man. I of course knew who he was growing up but rarely saw him play because we rarely saw the Braves on TV here in mid-Michigan. I really became aware of just how great he was when I saw his exhibit at Cooperstown in 2012. It was truly something to behold. I love the quote below.

    RIP Hank. F5157BF5-51A4-4713-9FDA-1FF45DD8AE9E.jpeg D6AC86D5-45B0-42F9-9980-973F82BB5B31.jpeg
     
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    mefgames Friend of Leo's Double Platinum Supporter

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    RIP Mr Aaron !!!
     
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    Imagine being good at something...

    ...Let alone that good. I’ll just be happy to live to 86!
     
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    fendrguitplayr Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    One of the greats...
     
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    Saying he was an American legend really doesn’t do him justice.


     
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  8. DougM

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    He was a true American hero, a real class act, and an inspiration to us all. He faced a lot of hate and racism, but never let it faze him. Thanks slugger for all the joy you gave us. We'll never forget you.
     
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    I remember watching him play ball when I was a kid. A great guy. May he RIP.
     
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    I had to change phase to faze! They don't mean the same thing, lol.
     
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    Whoa Tele Friend of Leo's

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    To the best of my knowledge and correct me if I’m wrong Hank never raised to much of a stink about anyone who broke any of his records while using PED’s. As a native metro Atlantan I’ve always thought the world of the man and the character he displayed . RIP Hank
     
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    I caught your drift.
     
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    I was 11 when this happened. I remember that was lots of build up and suspense regarding when/where he would hit it. One of my best baseball memories. RIP.
     
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    Never, ever a Braves fan, but I loved Hank. Man, that was my formative years.
    It seemed like (almost) everybody loved Hank. RIP Mr. Aaron!
     
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    Beyond a class act. The man did things, without any enhancement, that can not be repeated today.
    The fact that he withstood so much hatred and never let it show speaks volumes to his character
    I had the fortune of watching Hank Arron play maybe a dozen times over the years. A smoother swing I can’t recall

    RIP Hank Aaron
     
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    Steerforth Friend of Leo's

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    RIP, Hank.
     
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    6BF1D037-7A76-4561-8EC1-87B057F33FF1.jpeg The Greatest... RIP Mr. Aaron... This graphic is Hank’s average season, adjusted to a 162 game season. He did this for 23 years...
     
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    I was too young to see him play, but Aaron remained a significant and active figure in the Atlanta community until his passing. As I posted in another thread, Hammerin' Hank will always be my home run king.
     
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    RIP, Mr. Aaron. You had tremendous talent, class, and grace.
     
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    RIP Mr. Hank Aaron.

    Never got to see him play. I remember when the show “Home Run Derby” featured him, it was like some kind of joke in our neighborhood. We used to laugh how he’d slaughter other formidable hitters. Just a fun memory...


    His swing was incredibly smooth as you say. He planted both feet on the earth and used his forearms and wrists. Such beautiful movement.
     
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