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Ot: RIP Hank Aaron
Posted by: roryg ()
Date: January 22, 2021 18:46

One of the best, both on and off the field. Saw him play with Milwaukee in the early Sixties and with a different Milwaukee team in the Seventies. Wonderful gentleman.

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Re: Ot: RIP Hank Aaron
Posted by: mikey C ()
Date: January 22, 2021 18:57

Legend #44 Peace

Re: Ot: RIP Hank Aaron
Date: January 22, 2021 19:02

The true home run king. RIP Hank

Re: Ot: RIP Hank Aaron
Posted by: Elmo Lewis ()
Date: January 22, 2021 19:09

Saw him hit his 500th career home run when I was a kid.

Re: Ot: RIP Hank Aaron
Posted by: Hairball ()
Date: January 22, 2021 19:18

One of the all time greats - RIP HANK.

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Re: Ot: RIP Hank Aaron
Posted by: switchblade1975 ()
Date: January 22, 2021 20:55

r.i.p. Hank Aaron, A true hero to many.

Re: Ot: RIP Hank Aaron
Posted by: Lil' Brian ()
Date: January 22, 2021 21:09

RIP. What a ballplayer!

Re: Ot: RIP Hank Aaron
Posted by: LeonidP ()
Date: January 22, 2021 21:16

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makemeburnthecandle
The true home run king. RIP Hank

I agree!

He had an older brother that played with him for a few years, also on the Braves, but he died a long time ago, from what I recall. Tommy Aaron ... he never really had a significant impact like his brother.

Oh Henry!

Re: Ot: RIP Hank Aaron
Posted by: Elmo Lewis ()
Date: January 22, 2021 21:43

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LeonidP
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makemeburnthecandle
The true home run king. RIP Hank

I agree!

He had an older brother that played with him for a few years, also on the Braves, but he died a long time ago, from what I recall. Tommy Aaron ... he never really had a significant impact like his brother.

Oh Henry!

Felipe Alou of the famous Alou family (at least 3 brothers played in the majors) was also on those Braves teams of the late 60s - early 70s.

The team has also lost Phil Niekro and Braves announcer and Dodger great Don Sutton recently.

Re: Ot: RIP Hank Aaron
Posted by: roryg ()
Date: January 22, 2021 21:46

Hank and Tommy still hold the record for most home runs by two brothers. Of course, Hank did the heavy lifting with 755 dingers, while Tommy chipped in a lusty 13 round trippers.

Re: Ot: RIP Hank Aaron
Posted by: Rocknroll1969 ()
Date: January 22, 2021 22:03

Great player. He lifetime stats are a lot more then home runs. He did everything. [www.baseball-reference.com]

Re: Ot: RIP Hank Aaron
Posted by: LeonidP ()
Date: January 22, 2021 22:06

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Elmo Lewis
Quote
LeonidP
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makemeburnthecandle
The true home run king. RIP Hank

I agree!

He had an older brother that played with him for a few years, also on the Braves, but he died a long time ago, from what I recall. Tommy Aaron ... he never really had a significant impact like his brother.

Oh Henry!

Felipe Alou of the famous Alou family (at least 3 brothers played in the majors) was also on those Braves teams of the late 60s - early 70s.

The team has also lost Phil Niekro and Braves announcer and Dodger great Don Sutton recently.

Yes! Felipe, Matty and Jesus Alou. They actually all started their careers w/ SF Giants, and once they all played at the same time in all 3 Outfield positions.

Moises Alou was a great player too, he was the son of one of them, maybe of Jesus.

Re: Ot: RIP Hank Aaron
Posted by: timmyj3 ()
Date: January 22, 2021 22:49

I am a Milwaukee born kid. I was too young to remember our Braves. I remember Hammerin Hank as force in Atlanta from the lates 60's to early 70's. Then we got our wish and Hank came back to Milwaukee and finished his career. He was REVERED in Milwaukee. He was class and dignity. CUT through all racial barriers and was loved by all. A true loss to the human race.

Re: Ot: RIP Hank Aaron
Posted by: daspyknows ()
Date: January 22, 2021 23:48

Sad day for baseball and for what is good in this world.

Re: Ot: RIP Hank Aaron
Posted by: Chris Fountain ()
Date: January 23, 2021 00:57

He was really good.

Re: Ot: RIP Hank Aaron
Posted by: snorton ()
Date: January 23, 2021 03:42

What a player...wow, so good for so long!

Re: Ot: RIP Hank Aaron
Posted by: crholmstrom ()
Date: January 23, 2021 11:30

RIP to a true great, not just as a ballplayer but as a man. He will be missed.

Re: Ot: RIP Hank Aaron
Posted by: GS1978 ()
Date: January 23, 2021 14:50

RIP Hammerin' Hank.
One of the best ever.

Baseball -- like rock n' roll -- has lost many of the all-time greats recently.
Sad, but inevitable.

Re: Ot: RIP Hank Aaron
Posted by: dmay ()
Date: January 23, 2021 17:30

A beautiful human being on the field and off. RIP, Hank.

Re: Ot: RIP Hank Aaron
Posted by: Mongoose ()
Date: January 23, 2021 17:53

For those of us living in Atlanta in the early to mid 70s, there wasn't a whole lot to get excited about when it came to the Braves.

But we DID have Hank Aaron.

Dang, what a terrible year for baseball. Hank, Don Sutton, Phil Niekro, Joe Morgan, Tom Seaver, Whitey Ford, Lou Brock, Al Kaline.....

RIP, gentlemen, and thank you.

Re: Ot: RIP Hank Aaron
Posted by: angee ()
Date: January 24, 2021 02:22

Saw him with the Braves in Milwaukee.
What a team they had for a few years. Aaron, Matthews, Logan, Adcock, Burdette, Spahnie, Pafko. and hmm, who am I missing? Del Crandall...

Had the baseball cards too. Chewed the bubble gum.

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