Johnny Bench Henry Aaron, Henry Aaron, Dusty Baker discussed on Bill Cunningham
Which days you thought about that impossible view for for Fran, Chester Martin Brennaman and his first game behind the Mike to call Henry Aaron 714th career home run. Let me give you a call or tie of sorts. With between Henry Aaron and the Reds, Dusty Baker. You may remember, I do this. This feature called 10 teammates and a hat where I left. My name's great stuff. It's a great segment, and so I could one with Dusty Baker and, you know she played forever and mounted. So there were a million names in this hat. He pulls out 10 names, and one of them is Henry up proceeds to tell the story of how he was an 18 year old kid and the Raves wanted to sign him. Um, his mom didn't want to decide Is Mom wanted Dusty Baker to go to college. So the Braves had Henry Aaron make the pitch to Dusty Baker's mom. For wise. He's inside a professional baseball contract. And not go to college, and Henry Aaron said that Dusty's mom, Listen, Listen, This is Baker. I will take care of him like he's my own son. I will make sure he goes to church. Make sure he goes to bed early. I'll get him up and make sure he hasn't breakfast. And that's what Henry Aaron did for 18 year old Dusty Baker when he started out his professional baseball career was on the field. With Henry, and when he hit that home run from the Braves, Dusty Baker, Dusty Baker was on deck. Dusty Baker was the on deck hitter when Henry Aaron hit number 7 15 and who was the young part second base that first designated it was a home run. That I don't know. You got me on that one. Let me give you a hint. He later died of Riverfront Stadium and home plate, Boy, I certainly remember that incident, but now I'm drawing a blank on the name of the Cherry Empire. Harry. That's right. He was the one to second base called it. And then what was 74? I think it was 1996. I'm like that. About 22. Years later, he died at home plate, and I'm thinking And then they had the big ceremony on you might be too young to recall if you're a young man, but in 1974, they stopped the game outcome. Bowie Kuhn, who kind of order that he playing the game. There was Pete Rose, Johnny Bench Henry Aaron, Tony Perez, Joe Morgan, Dusty Baker all there, and they did some sort of ceremony on the field. And Henry said, you know, kept saying, Look, let's play baseball her and then enough for this and the guy who was over this 3 74 Mark and left Center field. Sitting in the third row with a glove in his hand at the age of 12 was Brian Combs. How about that? Brian comes got the tickets the day before from Bob Braun, who was doing a TV show broadcast it. Also here he went on is a 12 year old boy dressed his Mr Red with a big job he's gonna bring in the photo and Bob Brown said here, young man. Here's two tickets to Mars game. It was in the Philly Market Parade, and Brian comes watch the ball fall more less at his feet. Picked up by an UMP picked up by a cop in his first year name. Police officer Clarence Williams of CPM because he was a rookie cop. He was the guy in between the wall and the frame of Riverfront Stadium is like 6 ft. Separation and and he was like he was like in an alley and he heard a ball was hit. He heard the yelling. Had no idea what was going on. He couldn't see He was like in the vice and and the ball came over the first wall, hit the second wall, then bounce back to hit the wall that 3 74 Mark and the ball landed at his feet and he picked it up. S. O'Brien comes looking down at Officer Clarence Williams with the baseball She probably gave back to Henry own car. I see did yeah, a certain famous Plum house man. Send someone out the left center field to see if they could find the ball and the cop in uniform is holding the ball. And said, Would you give that back to you so sure. I'm on duty out. You can have it and the ball is now on now in Cooperstown. Did. Officer Williams get anything exchange? Did they give him a base? Yes, they did. Thank you. Henry. Aaron signed some things and gave it to the police officer. And the rest, shall we say is history. Nice. You know, I have a brother named Mark is actually my stepbrother. So we had different parents given Grandparent's his grandfather gave him an autographed baseball signed by Henry Aaron. Which he had displayed. We shared a bedroom, his kids, so he had it displayed in our bedroom. And then one day we were out playing catcher playing baseball in the neighborhood and we lost the ball. No. My brother ran upstairs into our bedroom. He grabbed the autographed Henry Aaron baseball, and that's what we played with and you know, naturally ruined it. Well, what it would have been a very valuable piece of memorabilia. We stupidly you know, played catch and baseball with in the backyard, destroying it. You may recall 2 to 3 years ago, baseball designated the four living greatest baseball players of all time and an All Star game. They were Henry Aaron, Willie Mays, Johnny Bench and Sandy Koufax Co fax at a baseball scholarship to you See Johnny Bench played here is 17 year career. And Henry Aaron had all these marks and milestones in Cincinnati. The only one that wouldn't connected us was really amazed. So the four greatest that ever lived. Three of the four have great connections to Cincinnati, and one might say, Pete Rose would have been on that list somewhere. But of course, he's been more less banished from baseball and that Zorro NPI roast, so no matter what happens down hard There's a Cincinnati connection, everything. Everything in the world ultimately gets tied to the Queen City. I know last night. You ready for the big question? I am. The Mount Rushmore of you See Bear cat basketball. All men off. Say all men. Yeah, we're gonna have four Mount Rushmore. You see men's basketball Go. The Mount Rushmore. The top four Tripoli players. No coach is correct. Okay, well, the big O is obvious. Kenyon Martin..