RIP Hank Aaron

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RIP Hank Aaron

Postby cl smooth » Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:41 pm

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Re: RIP Hank Aaron

Postby Tim » Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:44 pm

Well, damn.
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Re: RIP Hank Aaron

Postby The Logan » Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:01 pm

horsefeathers. Got to meet him once. Filmed him delivering a speech celebrating the bicentennial for Mobile, AL. He was a class act, and he pronounced "birthday" like "boithday" and to this day that's how I say it to people in person, which is weird, but that's because of Hank Aaron.
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Re: RIP Hank Aaron

Postby OleMissCub » Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:23 pm

When he was in the Negro Leagues he batted cross handed, left hand over right. He later claimed that hitting like that for much of his early life is what gave him his abnormally quick wrists once he started hitting normally.
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Re: RIP Hank Aaron

Postby minnesotacubsfan » Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:30 pm

wow. RIP Hank
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Re: RIP Hank Aaron

Postby Proven Veteran » Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:47 pm

Damn it. Absolute legend.
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Re: RIP Hank Aaron

Postby UMFan83 » Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:38 pm

Lot of baseball legends have died recently...this one hits me the hardest. RIP Hammerin Hank
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Re: RIP Hank Aaron

Postby Backtobanks » Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:41 pm

Certainly in the discussion for GOAT. RIP.
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Re: RIP Hank Aaron

Postby gflore34 » Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:00 pm

RIP, one of the greatest
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Re: RIP Hank Aaron

Postby UK » Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:09 pm

Hopefully MLB does the right thing and retires his number on every team ala Robinson.
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Re: RIP Hank Aaron

Postby CubinNY » Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:21 pm

The epitome of class and grace. A hero not only on the baseball field but for civil rights. I cannot imagine how I would behave if I had to go through what he and the generation of Black players went through to get where they were. He was a giant among men.
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Re: RIP Hank Aaron

Postby Irrelevant Dude » Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:37 pm

UK wrote:Hopefully MLB does the right thing and retires his number on every team ala Robinson.

I disagree with that being the right thing. Jackie Robinson is, and should remain, the one exception to the rule. Let teams retire numbers if they want, but it really shouldn't be something that is implemented MLB-wide.
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Re: RIP Hank Aaron

Postby Cubfanintheknow » Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:57 pm

I still remember the night he hit his 715th home run. I was 10 at the time and was crazy for baseball. My mom let me stay up late so I could watch. I was disappointed he walked in his first plate appearance and went nuts when he hit the record breaker. My mom had to peel me off the ceiling.

The next day, I had a paperback copy of the Guinness book of world records. I crossed out Babe Ruth's name and picture and wrote in Aaron's name.

Just an amazing man and player.
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Re: RIP Hank Aaron

Postby ConstableRabbit » Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:21 pm

Greenies are PEDs.
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