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"hank aaron" Discussed on GSMC Baseball Podcast
"Excuse me. I'll deal honor in the hank aaron award and now it is given annually to the top hitter in. Mlb baseball and just have to say that. I had like my mlb. The show character has played in one full season. I'm working on my second Actually excuse me two full seasons now working on my third And i have won the batting title. Three years in a row because of the Because of the service time manipulation that even mlb the show gets you in there with and we'll talk about service time manipulation on another day but it'll be announced the award at hank. Aaron sixty fifth birthday celebration in the winner selected by bill by ballots submitted by fans broadcasters in analysts are honored during the world series and hank aaron used to present the award on july ninth. Two thousand and two. This is the last thing. We're going to talk about the amazing man of hank. Aaron and we could literally have an entire podcast where i talk about like hour long episodes where i talk about amazing things that hank aaron has done But on two thousand to july ninth. President george w bush honored hank aaron and hank aaron definitely continued to be celebrated into the twenty first century. He was named to the major league baseball all century team in two thousand and he was awarded the presidential citizens medal by president bill clinton and no one the following year george w bush president george w bush presented aaron with the presidential medal of freedom and a ceremony at the white house. At the time. Aaron was just the fourth baseball player to receive. America's high civilian honor following footsteps of joe dimaggio ted williams and his hero. Jackie robinson quote. Hank aaron overcame poverty and racism to become one of the most accomplished baseball players of all time by steadily pursuing his calling in the face of unreasoning hatred. Hank aaron has proven himself a great human being as well as a great athlete. Now this is a An article by matt kelly of Mlb dot com. And you can find that literally just going on major league baseball's website and it'll be dot com. They're scroll down a little bit past the initial news things and then. There's an entire section on. Hank aaron and i wanna do still hold this onto hank aaron and i know this segments a little long but i wanted to do this one about hank aaron because of because the fact that it was supposed to be in atlanta the all star game. I mean And the fact that it got moved. Colorado is Something that hank. Aaron would absolutely have supported and that is very important to remember That it is still about honoring the man that we have all learned to either love by videos and stories from our forefathers or watching him live in because of that. That's what this weekend is about. It is about celebrating great baseball and it is about celebrating the man. The miss the hammering. Hank aaron may he rest in peace. We'll be right back with some homerun talk. We're going to get on a lighter note at the rest for.
"hank aaron" Discussed on GSMC Baseball Podcast
"The cross handed grip that he developed as a boy batted three thirty six to claim the northern league's rookie of the year award. That's really interesting. Fact about hank. Aaron is that when he was growing up he actually did have a a reverse hand grip at the at the plate. So he's a right handed batter so Really just generally right handed. Batters have their left hand. Which is their lead hand at the very bottom so that can lead the bat through zone and the right hand is usually they're top-end which makes it the that they basically a swing is supposed to be all your legs you're using your lower half and then the back half of your arm like your right hand. If you're right hand you're using your right hand half of your upper body to kind of throw the bat toward the ball at it. It's kind of. It's it's really interesting motion. But the way that he had it is there. Hank aaron i mean the way that hank aaron used to try to hit the ball and he hit i mean the fact that he hit three sixty six in nineteen fifty one with The american with the indianapolis clowns with a a reverse basically he swung. He's swung left handed in a right handed. Batters box which makes it really. It makes a really funny image in my mind. But that's basically what he did and like the fact that he three sixty six in that should go to show how amazing of a player he is just generally so well heck. Errands bat was very promising. His mental fortitude proved even more impressive when the braves promoted him to jacksonville tars. The next year as one of five african american players breaking the color blind in the newly designed sally league aaron endured taunts in jim. Crow era discrimination on the road Henry aaron led the league in everything except hotel accommodations. One writer once said and claimed the league's mvp honors. He also met and soon married his wife barbara later that year on april thirteenth. Nineteen fifty four hank. Aaron made his debut in the big leagues. Now bobby thompson famously clubbed. The shot heard around the world to win the nineteen fifty one l. pennant for the giants but his life took another famous turn three years later when he broke his ankle and a spring training. That opened a spot for hank aaron. Who would start left field for the milwaukee braves in the nineteen fifty four season opener against cincinnati. Hank aaron would go over five that afternoon but within ten days he collected his first major league hit and home. Run both coming off cardinals. Righthander vic rochet vic ritchie. Excuse me a fractured ankle. Cut aaron season short in early september battle but he placed fourth in rookie of the year voting after batting two eighty in knocking in his first thirteen. Home runs Hank aaron moved over to right field the next year and finished with a three fourteen batting average twenty seven home runs and the nfl best thirty seven doubles he placed ninth in the nl mvp award voting in would go on to earn his first of twenty one consecutive all star selections hank aaron's twenty five total all star. Nods are a major league record. That probably will never be surpassed like the like think about how long you have to play to be like to be an all star if you were in all star twenty four years out of twenty four years and then you came in one more year like i think that that can be passed anymore especially now that player managers aren't really a thing anymore and so that really limits the ability to keep playing at an everyday level like for example. Pete rose when he went to play for the phillies he would. He was a player manager and so he would play in the lineup every once in a while or he might have even been in everyday kind of a player but you know just depending on the day but even then he likes so that extends his playing career little bit. But even then you still have to keep up in all star level of the playing ability and hank aaron actually did The twenty five. All all-star periods is in twenty one years. Which is still really amazing. Now on october tenth nineteen fifty seven hank aaron in the braves take down the very mighty new york yankees now. Milwaukee's new slugger was just getting started in one thousand nine hundred eighty six aaron pace the senior circuit with a three twenty eight average. Two hundred hits thirty four doubles and three hundred forty total bases he moved the to the raves cleanup spot the following year and enjoyed it. What might have been his best major league season as a sport topping. Forty four home runs one hundred thirty two. Rbi's in three hundred sixty nine total bases. Those numbers netted erin only his second or excuse me netted aaron his only nl mvp award in on november in november of nineteen fifty seven but more treasured moments came earlier in the week and on september. Twenty third. my that's actually my birthday. Which is kind of a fun Just nod but on september twenty third and garrett had hit an eleventh inning home. Run that clinched the braves first pennant in milwaukee. Then he hit three ninety three and knocks three dinger's in his team's thrilling game. Seven triumph world series triumph over the over the dreaded new york yankees the juggernaut of the new york yankees. That was the twentieth century for them. But while aaron lead milwaukee back to the fall classic rematch the following year. Nineteen fifty seven would prove to be the only championship of his illustrious career in july fourteenth nineteen sixty eight. Aaron joined the five hundred home run club now while the braves made just one postseason appearance in the nineteen sixties. The uber consistent. Aaron began racking up accomplishments in june nineteen sixty one game. Aaron joined lineup mates. Eddie mathews joe. Alcock and frank thomas as the first teammates to the first teammate quartet to homer in succession at bat in successive at bats. Excuse me i read that really poorly. Let me try one more time. Basically hank aaron joined the lineup maids. Eddie mathews joe. Adcock in frank thomas as the first teammate quartet to homer in successive at bats two years later aaron followed ken williams and willie mays as the player to pair. Thirty home runs with thirty plus steals in a single season. He missed out on the on the triple crown by just seven points to nfl batting champion. Tommy davis beginning with his nineteen fifty seven. Mvp or through the nineteen sixty seven campaign. Aaron built it at least thirty home runs and all but one season that set the hammer and hank up for a big july afternoon in old atlanta stadium when he notched john giants pitcher. Mike mccormick's third inning pitch over the left field wall. Fers five hundred homer. At the time. Aaron was just the eight member of the five hundred home run club and he reached the milestone in fewer seasons than anyone except maze. Errands pace was one season quicker than babe. Ruth a name that he would hear plenty in the years to come on may seventeenth nineteen seventy hake. Aaron got his three thousand and only six players. In major league history have ever tallied. Five hundred homers and three thousand career hits and erin was the first to do it. His infield single off reds wayne Reds rookie wayne simpson made him. Just the third lie ball air member of the three thousand hit club at the time following. Paul warner stan. Musial who walked onto the diamond at crosby field to celebrate the moment with aaron despite founding a statistical club all to himself that five hundred home runs and three thousand hit benchmark aac aaron was still quote unquote not a household name in the words of thomas roger of the cincinnati inquirer that would change the following season. When a career-best forty seven homers suddenly raised errands lifetime total to six hundred thirty nine and within striking distance of a.
"hank aaron" Discussed on GSMC Baseball Podcast
"I'm going to be giving you guests and takes on that. I'm also going to be giving you guys some older memories of the derby. The that's gonna come up later up first though. We're definitely going to be talking about. Henry hank aaron. We're going to get to him in a minute. But we're gonna talk about hank aaron. I then we're going to be talking about some derby moments on my evey gazza prediction. We're going to do our final stat and standings update of the first half of the year. And then finally we're going to be doing some all star talk just literally talking about this roster. I'm gonna give some predictions See who like wins just for fun kind of a thing and we'll see where we are at the end of the episode but with that being said let's get into one of the greatest players of all time. I mean hank area is just absolutely a beast of a man like he is like his nickname is hammer and hey he passed babe ruth for home run for the home. Run record it is. It is very very sad and unfortunate that he Did pass away but he had a fantastic life. He died at the age of eighty six back in january and his death definitely prompted an outpouring of tributes from players who known him in the past of current players. Just i'm an amazing amount of people. He obviously hate I mean he. He dealt with a lot of hate during his career. We'll talk a little bit about how he overcame some of his some of the racism but Commissioner rob manfred said quote hank aaron is near the top of everyone's list of all time great players his monumental achievements as a player were surpassed only by dignity and integrity. A person hang symbolizes the very best of our game and his all around excellence provided americans and fans across the world with an example to which to aspire his career demonstrates that a person who goes to work with humility everyday can hammer his way into history and finally and find a way to shine like no other. Let's what commissioner rob manfred said in a statement So many others have absolutely said just some amazing thing. So we're gonna talk a little bit about some of his greatest moments real quick but We're just gonna go through quick career time line for him real quick so on february fifth nineteen thirty. Four henry louis. Aaron was born of one of eight children including his brother. Tommy who later become his big league teammate. In mobile alabama in a family that straddle the poverty line in a bad neighborhood. Just outside of mobile alabama. Now erin honed. His early batting. I by hitting bottlecaps with the broom handle and he became a gifted high school athlete in both football and baseball in nineteen forty.
Sports and Georgia: MLB, the Masters, and Beyond
"Tea masters. Golf tournament starts today. Augusta georgia it is one of sport's most premiere events and enormous platform but the energy all leading into it has changed pretty dramatically. Because of what's happened with baseball and georgia in recent days and be move the all star game out of georgia because of the new legislation. The state passed. that makes it harder to vote. So i i just need you to tell me about this georgia law. What does it do. What law really. Sp two oh two would it really is all about is the ways to keep the traditional high numbers of african american voters doubt howard. Bryant is a senior writer for espn and the author of the henry. Hank aaron biography the last hero when you look at what this potentially allows the georgia legislature to do that. It takes over from the secretary of state and election. It allows individual members of the board to be dropped if they're unpopular the governor's or the secretary of state's behest if you can do those things but you can essentially overturning election which is essentially what this whole thing was about back in november and so these details of that. Bill aren't getting anywhere near the attention. They deserve if these laws were in place last november then. The road had been paved to give president trump specifically what he wanted. Which was the avenue to overturn in election based on friday had not been proven. That's what this whole thing is really about
Baseballer Henry Aaron Faced Death and Made History
"Baseball is a numbers game. So let's do some numbers. This was errands. twenty four. th season playing the braves. He's played two thousand nine hundred and sixty six games. He's been up to bat more than eleven thousand times and at the start of this particular game. He has seven hundred and fourteen home runs. Seven hundred and fourteen is a very important number this moment on april eighth nineteen seventy four. It is the most home runs ever hit by a single major league baseball player but two players have reached. That number hank. Aaron is tied with the legendary babe ruth. They've each hit seven hundred fourteen home runs and tonight. Aaron will hit number seven fifteen. The atmosphere should be celebratory and it is but in the clubhouse before the game things are unusually quiet. The braves have decided not to let the press inside. Aaron has been hounded by reporters for months and not just by reporters. He's also received close to a million pieces of mail. A third of them negative. Some of the letters have included death threats from white fans who don't want to see a black man take babe ruth's record people have written that they're going to sneak into the stands with a gun and take matters into their own hands so while aaron knows that this might be the most important baseball game of his life. There's also a real possibility that it could be his last
MLB Pulls All-Star Game From Atlanta, Georgia, in Response to Voting Law
"Very different takes on Major League baseball's decision to move its All Star game out of Atlanta. While former President Trump is urging baseball fans to boycott the sport, former President Obama is applauding the action tweeting in part There's no better way for America's past time to honor the great Hank Aaron, Georgia's Republican governor, says the knee jerk reaction to the state's new voting laws will hurt Atlanta's economy. Major League Baseball has folded up and cave to the cancel culture and a bunch of liberal lies. Democrats say the new laws will adversely impact black voters. America's listening to
MLB moving All-Star Game in response to voting restrictions
"Major Major League League Baseball Baseball is is re re locating locating this this year's year's all all star star game game from from Atlanta Atlanta in in a a response response to to George's George's new new law law restricting restricting voting voting rights rights in in a a statement statement commissioner commissioner rob rob Manfred Manfred says says fair fair access access to to voting voting continues continues to to have have our our games games unwavering unwavering support support so so after after consulting consulting players players he's he's decided decided the the best best way way to to demonstrate demonstrate our our values values as as a a sport sport is is by by re re locating locating this this year's year's all all star star game game and and MLB MLB draft draft he he says says plans plans to to honor honor the the late late Hank Hank Aaron Aaron the the Braves Braves hall hall of of Famer Famer and and former former career career home home run run champion champion will will go go forward forward as as will will MLB's MLB's planned planned investments investments to to support support local local communities communities in in Atlanta Atlanta that's that's part part of of the the league's league's all all star star legacy legacy projects projects where where this this year's year's all all star star game game will will be be held held has has not not been been announced announced I'm I'm Ben Ben Thomas Thomas
Race and Remembrance in Hanks Alabama Hometown
"This is very truths. I'm hank clip off. I received an email one day from the library in my hometown. florence alabama. oh boy. I thought they're finally catching up with me. They're looking for that biography of hank. Aaron checked out in elementary school and never returned but the email was actually a lovely invitation to bring berry truth to town my hometown and record episode there. I kind of liked that idea as i chatted with the library. Folks i mentioned something that's often been on my mind in the many years since left florence for college and career. It was something that started as an observation. Actually a memory. That i really couldn't swear was true. In which became a theory that could improve on this special episode recorded before a live audience at the florence lottery. Dale public library. We're going to explore that something. Now let me begin by locating florence. Its way up in the top left hand corner of the state of alabama and sits along the tennessee river. The town probably reached thirty thousand people when i was growing up. And is it about forty thousand. Now there's much to talk and brag about and florence and in the greater muscle shoals region of northwest alabama where florence is situated. And my memory. Which is what we're about to test here. Is that the shoals region of the state and florence in particular on matters of racial attitudes and race relations were by most measures more progressive than the rest of alabama. Now say that with a lot of pride now a wanna be clear about what. I'm not saying. I'm not feeling woozy. From the glint of moonlight in the scent of magnolias. I'm not saying there was no racism or complete absence of racial violence.
Atlanta board to vote on renaming high school after Hank Aaron
"The late Hall of Fame baseball great Hank Aaron. The board votes Monday on a proposal to change the name of Forest Hill Academy. Hank Aaron, New beginnings popular among the school staff and student population. The board vice chair says Erin was a big proponent of Atlanta public schools. He died last month at 86. Typically, there's a waiting period, the board would have to waive that rule rather than face felony charges of
Welcome to Shondaland
"Tonight. We're talking about shonda rhimes. Who is like she's a total boss. Queen television absolutely all right so first. We'll talk a little bit about shonda. So shonda rhimes was born in chicago. Illinois in january nineteen seventy. She was the youngest of six children. Her mother vero was a college professor and her father. Eilly was a university administrator. And she'd said that she exhibited an early affinity for storytelling early on in her life. She attended marin catholic high school and served as a hospital volunteer which inspired an interest in hospital environments. She majored in english. And film studies at dartmouth college and she graduated in nineteen ninety-one at dartmouth the black underground theatre association. She divided her time between directing and performing in student productions and also writing fiction and after college. She moved to san francisco and worked in advertising but she moved to los angeles a little bit after that to stubby screening at the university of southern california. She was ranked top of her class at usc. And she earned the gary rosenberg writing fellowship. She obtained a master of fine arts degree from the. Us's school of cinematic arts. And while at usc rimes was hired as an intern by debra martin chase who was prominent black producer she also worked at denzel washington's company monday entertainment so after she graduated rimes was actually an unemployed script writer in hollywood and to make ends meet. She worked various jobs including as an office administrator. And then a counselor at a job center during this period rhymes worked as a research director documentary. Hank aaron chasing the dream which won the nineteen ninety-five peabody award. One thousand nine hundred. Eighty eight rhymes made a short film called blossoms. Unveils which starred. Jada pinkett smith and jeffrey rate. This is actually only credit as a film director. So that's nineteen ninety eight short film blossoms unveils new line cinema purchased a feature. Script of hers It ended up not being produced at that time but she received an assignment shortly thereafter to co write the hbo movie introducing dorothy dandridge in nineteen ninety nine which earned numerous awards further star. Halle berry. get out. I didn't realize that she colorado so interesting. Oh wait till you hear the the plethora of things that she's worked on. Oh no after grad school rhymes sold her first screenplay called human seeking same about an older black woman looking for love in the personal ads. And that film wasn't produced. But you have heard of her next project in two thousand and one rhymes wrote the debut film of pop singer. Britney spears the starring zoe saldana and taryn. Manning crossroads everybody. I didn't know that she wrote that. Get out up saying. I feel like it's been really it was really panned by the next but maybe for them. Okay no sometimes. It's it's sometimes you just want a nice story about friendship road trimming going on a road trip and having a nice time and may be hitting up a karaoke joint. Heck yeah and singing. I love rock and roll. That's all i'm saying is that maybe it's for them. I think lauren has actually seen crossroads. I have felt you know. She wrote that and then the next thing that she worked on in two thousand four was the sequel to the princess. Diaries called the princess diaries. Two royal engagement. Get out. yeah. I didn't realize that she was so like a dummy. I just assumed like shonda rhimes right out. The gate was grey's anatomy but apparently she was introduced are obsolete reduce. So she's working on all these film things in two thousand three. She actually wrote her first tv pilot. Abc it was about young female war correspondents but the network. Turn it down. You know what they didn't turn down ask project. So here's where sean hillen comes in sean. Billion is the name of rhymes production company shine million and its logo also referred to the shows that she has produced an also to rimes herself. So when we say shaun d land. It's like interchangeably sean. And her production company. Yeah and like the. Because i do remember like i think it was. Abc or nbc. I forgot what what channel she's on but it was. They were like girl a sorry But it was like thursday nights. Is sean the land. Because it was like it was like back to back to back to back shadowland shows. We'll talk about that. You have a basically they. They tried to rebrand thursdays. Like tgi. T thank goodness thursday because that its native shot in the land. I mean people are gonna watch no matter what they didn't need to need hype it up so The name shawn lane was stylized as capital s shonda capital l. Land one word from two thousand five to two thousand sixteen but since two thousand sixteen is all stylize lower case everything is lower case. It's always very recognizable font so you might often see in print as actually all lower case letters.
"hank aaron" Discussed on Ball & Buds
"Collection of accounts of baseball figures. Battles with racism. Called baseball has done it. He said i read some newspaper. Man saying i was just some dumb kid from the south with no education. And all i knew how to do was go out. There and hit. Baseball has done a lot for me. Give me an education and meeting other people but has taught me. He added pointedly that regardless of who. You are how much money you make. You're still a negro well. The civil rights movement made historic gains during hank aaron's career but he knew that the road equal treatment for black people remain long he was quoted as saying any black who thinks the same thing can't happen to them today. Sadly mistaken it happens now with people in three piece suits instead of hoods zone when inducted into the hall of fame aaron finally felt he was accorded the respect he deserved it was always display and that player and then henry aaron and he said to ruth devote ease. I didn't want him to forget babe. Ruth i just wanted them to remember henry aaron. Well i can tell you henry aaron. We remember you and we will never forget you and we will never forget what you did for america and for the history of major league baseball you help to change the game and bring minorities these days more opportunities because of you and other players from your time.
"hank aaron" Discussed on Ball & Buds
"And i'm bureau. Bill will be seen around the world and you can hear georgia around the world. N rearend is down at the microphone up by day. I thank god. It's all over with that. I thank god many times that they had to do it. To get it all over as he becomes the greatest homerun hitters in the history of baseball. India was on that infamous day of april eighth. Nineteen seventy four. That a black man named hank. Aaron broke a white man named bay. Bruce home run record. One of the most hallowed records in sports that they thought would never be broken by that point in time. What was considered to be the greatest baseball player in history and this moment not only change the course of baseball but the course of the world in history because it was mainstream that a black man surpassed the white man and so it just brought with a lot of amazing things as sept more of black players. I'm sure in some places brought down racism probably somewhere along. The line affected some people's minds whether it was children that were seeing it that were being taught things by their parents to be racist but now they now they're not because of that or maybe even adults who might have been racist but they were like well you know. He's a really good guy he's humble. He can do the same things and maybe they changed their mind and it was not only because of those amazing baseball accomplishments but also his accomplishments philanthropists him and for all the things he did to substantially improve society as a whole so on the twenty fifth anniversary of him hitting that seven hundred fifteenth home. Run to break babe. Ruth's record but seelig created the hank aaron award which was given to the best offensive performers in each league and then in two thousand two fourteen years later he was awarded the presidential medal of freedom. From george w bush. The citation said that he embodied the true spirit of the nation. After that nineteen seventy-three season. Hank aaron continued to play with the braves through the nineteen. Seventy four season during that nine hundred. Seventy four season. His former teammate. Eddie mathews was fired. As coach and hank aaron was upset that he was not offered to position to become the first black manager instead. That post went to frank robinson a year. Later with the cleveland indian. After that hank aaron had little interest in continuing to play for the braves even with their reputation as being progressive in the new south he felt. He never received the backing he desired. And so following the nineteen seventy four season he was traded to the milwaukee brewers of the al to enable them to close out his career in the city that it began..
Georgia legislator halts plan to rename metro Atlanta bridge after Hank Aaron
"County Bridge for the late Hank Aaron comes to knock Morfogen W. A. S. P s and repairing representative Terry, Another witch who represents Smyrna, where tourist park is located, wanted to rename the I 75 bridge over the Chattahoochee, which is named for former governor last romantics for the late Hank Aaron. But after speaking with Erin's family, they did not want to move forward. They didn't really Want Hank Aaron's name to be wrapped up in the inevitable ruckus. That happens when you talk about renaming things, she says. Lawmakers from Cobb will work with the county and the Braves to come up with an alternative way to honor his legacy from the state Capitol Center.
Georgia legislator halts plan to rename metro Atlanta bridge after Hank Aaron
"County County Bridge Bridge for for the the late late Hank Hank Aaron Aaron comes comes to to knock knock Morfogen Morfogen W. W. A. S. A. S. P P s s and and repairing repairing representative representative Terry, Terry, Another Another witch witch who who represents represents Smyrna, Smyrna, where where tourist tourist park park is is located, located, wanted wanted to rename to rename the I the I 75 75 bridge bridge over over the the Chattahoochee, Chattahoochee, which which is named is named for former for former governor governor last last romantics romantics for for the late the late Hank Hank Aaron. Aaron. But But after after speaking speaking with with Erin's Erin's family, family, they they did did not not want want to move to move forward. forward. They didn't They didn't really really Want Want Hank Hank Aaron's Aaron's name name to to be be wrapped wrapped up up in in the the inevitable inevitable ruckus. ruckus. That That happens happens when when you talk you talk about about renaming renaming things, things, she says. she says. Lawmakers Lawmakers from from Cobb Cobb will will work work with the with county the county and and the Braves the Braves to come to come up with up with an alternative an alternative way way to to honor honor his his legacy legacy from from the state the state Capitol Capitol Center. Center.
Reflections On Atlanta Braves Legend Henry "Hank" Aaron
"I could talk about the dignity in the class of hank. Aaron the man the you've been being for an hour easily but i'm a numbers guy and so let me tell you what i did. After hank aaron died i navigated over to his page on baseball reference. And i don't know. I just be held the majesty of this man's career and it literally gave me goosebumps. The more i looked the more. I realized he was beyond great. He was at some other level. He wound up with nearly thirty eight hundred hits. And that's a lot of freaking hits. It's a thousand more history chipper jones. It's two thousand more hits than mark. Maguire it's more hits than johnny bench and hank greenberg got combined and they're both in the hall of fame so i think about all those hints and i think about those seven hundred fifty five homeless because that's two hundred more homes than mickey mantle. Two hundred it's more homers than edgar martinez and duke snider hit combined. And they're both in the hall. But the more i dug i found other cool stuff to hank. Aaron had double digit home run seasons at age twenty and age. Forty here the only three players who did that. Willie mays ted williams hank aaron. That's a pretty good. Start on a mount rushmore. Would you say and all those home runs. He hit for all those years. This never struck out one hundred times. Then there's total basis crushes. Everyone who ever played in total bases six thousand eight hundred and fifty. Six total bases isn't just a record. It's seven hundred. Twenty two more than stan. Musial was the next closest player in history. If stan musial had hit another one hundred and eighty home runs. He still wouldn't catch i karen and total basis. That's a lot of total basis. That's incredible hitter hank. Aaron was for two decades. So is it possible to be one of the greatest players who ever lived and still the underrated. After looking over hank aaron's numbers. I think it is my name. Is david o'brien cover the braves for the athletic. And there's only two guys that i've ever felt this aura around them and that was mohammed ali and hank. Aaron and hank aaron. How's interviewed him. The first time at spring training. I remember approaching him and it was just You know i've done this for thirty years. And it was feeling. I've had unlike any other athlete that i've ever approached but then he immediately just he smiled and was so warm that that fear or intimidation just as melted away. And you could not believe that you were talking to this. Superstar is genuine icon living in atlanta for twenty years You can't overstate the importance of hank. Air to this city and this region the south. I grew up in the south and hank aaron being a black man being the greatest one of one of the two or three greatest players of all time and to do what he did in the south and then living in atlanta and seeing hank aaron you know mementos anchor and tributes and see his name on buildings and streets and that kind of thing. I would argue that. There is no athlete. That is more important to a city than hanker and wants to atlanta. He was such a huge part of how the culture of the south has changed. I mean this is a city where you feel fide of being so much black acceptance here. Thanks a huge huge part of that. He helped pave the way for all these other black athletes and entertainers wanna come here to be here. Brian jordan know it was an all star with atlanta. Bryant said that The reason that he chose atlanta was hank. Aaron and was a boy idle here. He said a black kid growing up playing baseball hank. Aaron was the guy but it was an opportunity for me to meet my hair. The hope the opportunity is given so many kids today. Amazing dominique wilkins. Said hank was a big reason. That he came here was one of the first people. It's probably one of the most instrumental guys into getting me here in atlanta. But one for god like hank. I wouldn't been here. Was hanker went to ted turner and said hey you need to get this kid by any means necessary. He said people should give the roses while they're alive and that he's glad to see him getting them now but he said hank should have been put on a pedestal decades ago and he was right What are the things that i remember him saying is that you gotta set example for people to come at you. And how do you do that. You do the right way you doing about being Have miltie you do it by just doing the right thing and the right thing a lot of times. It's hard and a lot of guys. Young guys don't know how to do the right thing. As far as how they present themselves to people and how they get back to people so to give back experts that i've learned over the years has become from erin trampling. We don't see that much of that anymore today. And he lived in the same house that he bought when he came here in. Nineteen sixty six from the
"hank aaron" Discussed on Ball & Buds
"That's what we'll leave this story for now. This is only part. one hank. Aaron's life was very substantial. There's a lot of content there so this will be a two parter. I'm gonna take you into the story of how he actually wrote babe. Ruth's homerun record with vin scully on the call and craig sager interviewing him at home plate. It's a beautiful story that i'm sure you will enjoy for we go. I do want to leave you with his amazing amazing feats of baseball glory. He never hit. Fifty home runs in any season but yet was still the home run cake. He had a career batting average of three zero five and may twenty five all star games. Now you may be wondering how he did that in twenty three years. Well there were a couple of years there at the end of the fifties early sixties. That major league baseball was trying to help. The major league. Players increased their pension by instituting two midsummer classics per year. So if you may both all star teams you may four all star teams in two years hence the twenty five in twenty three years got gotta check out the rest of these statues though number one in major league. Baseball and total bases runs batted in an extra base hits number two at bats behind pete rose and number three in hits behind rose and ty cobb third games fourth in runs scored. He won the nineteen fifty seven. Nl mvp to time batting champion. Three time gold glover and those record twenty five all star games. Earning them in every season except his first and last he was inducted into the hall of fame in nineteen eighty to ninety seven point eight percent which still blows my mind that he wasn't voted unanimous as he was nine votes short of the first unanimous choice. Second only to ty cobb in nineteen thirty six now since then mariano rivera in two thousand nineteen became the first player to be unanimously voted into the major league baseball hall of fame and while i disagree because i believe there were many more players before him. That deserve that accolade. He was a great ball player as well and great ballplayers. They're hard to come by and it's even more difficult to come by legendary ball players. That have a huge heart in our humble and down to earth. And that's what hank aaron was. And i want to leave you with a quote from former commissioner bud ceiling. May he rest in peace as well. He said if hank aaron that he is a true hall of famer in every way besides being one of the greatest hank was a wonderful endear person in a wonderful and dear friend not long ago he and i were walking the streets of washington dc together and talking about how we've been the best of friends for years correspondent who would have ever thought all those years ago. A black kid from mobile alabama would break the home. Run record in a jewish kid from milwaukee would become the commissioner of baseball. Well that does it today. Folks i want to thank you for tuning in to the premiere episode of the ball and moods podcast. I sincerely hope.
"hank aaron" Discussed on Ball & Buds
"But he always felt at once he put on the uniform and got on the field. He could separate the two baseball from racism and hate but as aaron explained off the field. The players couldn't help but feel the weight of what they were doing. Helix monte. An infielder from puerto rico. Who played with aaron in jacksonville later in milwaukee told howard bryant in his book the last hero of life of henry. Aaron that the whites used to yell from the stands. Call us alligator bait. Jacksonville wasn't so bad. But places like columbus and macon those places were wicked. Now think about this second. He said jacksonville wasn't that bad. Even though they were being called alligator bait he said columbus and macon were more wicked. I can't even imagine what they were saying. Racism is unacceptable is a taught trait that has handed down by generations of parents who were taught that themselves. Racism is not something that we are born with and yet still today. We are dealing with racism and hate everywhere around the world. Not just in america. Although in the past decade racism has reared its ugly head more and more over time as people feel more emboldened to speak their mind about how they feel about people of other races because they think they can get away with it. Sometimes they will sometimes. Won't i guess it depends on the situation and who you're talking to. Racism is just unacceptable. I don't see how you could ever hate another person. Based on the color of their skin. I love everyone. I'm a people person. I have friends of all colors. Ethnicities racist and i love it that way. I couldn't envision any other life of one group of monolithic friends that don't any sort of diversity to my life where you can grow and expand and learn and that's what life is all about is about self improvement self growth over time until you complete the mission that you were sent here to complete and that is what hank aaron did in the face of adversity and massive hate. He completed his mission. He uplifted the black community. He changed the world and he proved. That hate could be overcome. Even back in jacksonville. He was voted the most valuable player while putting up with all that hate.
"hank aaron" Discussed on Ball & Buds
"Off what what friends and thank you for tuning into the premiere. Episode of this journey called the ball and buds podcast. I am your host omar second and today we will be honoring the life and career hammering hank aaron one of america's greatest athletes and we will also be discussing how racism and race relations from the fifties to the seventies still relates to exactly what we are dealing with in the world today in twenty twenty.
Remembering Atlanta Braves legend and longtime MLB home run king Hank Aaron
"It was a sad day in baseball last week. When hank aaron passed away at age eighty six. One of the all time greats sluggers in baseball history. He wasn't amazing player. An amazing person. And when you think about hank. Aaron and his impact on a game it was tremendous. Think about this hank. Aaron played in the negro leagues hank. Aaron came up to the big leagues and was a star from day one. And when you look at his body of work. It is an incredible incredible degree of consistency. When you think that hank aaron batted three oh five. Seven hundred and fifty five home runs almost averaged hundred. Rbi is twenty three seasons and think about this. If you took away as seven hundred and fifty five home runs from his hit total he still would have three thousand hits. Which by itself get you into the hall of fame so not only does he have three thousand hits. He has a five hundred home. More than five hundred home runs. Those two are markers for me that automatically get my vote and then when you think about what he had to go through to become the homerun champ and the hey and the threats and the racism that was pointed towards him. Think about that People saying that they were going to shoot him. Kill his kids and this guy never never came undone never lashed out at people never got angry. Just kept playing ball kept his head down. He is definitely someone you can admire. And then he did weeks that milestone passing babe ruth and what a monumental moment that was when hank aaron became the all time home run king and i know people some people say he's still my home run king and is not barry bonds and i don't really wanna get into the whole debate about this. This is about hank. Aaron and what he did. I respect what hank aaron put up his numbers he put up but in the record books he's number two and that's where he is and that's what i respect and there's nothing wrong with being number two when when you put up the body of work that hank aaron has done he will be missed. What an impact. He's had and the grace and the dignity everything he play with and he was a world series champion and he was a steady as a as a as a get. Never hit fifty home runs. How can a guy play twenty years. Hit all those home runs and never had those big years over fifty. It's it's an amazing amazing accomplishment. And hank aaron will definitely be missed
"hank aaron" Discussed on News Radio 1190 KEX
"By the last one. The current administration is ordering 200 million more doses of covert vaccine and imposing other measures to ramp up the vaccination effort. President Biden saying the Trump administration broke its promise to have several 100 million vaccine doses ready when they were approved. Once we arrived, a vaccine program is in worse shape. Then we anticipated the President Biden ordering 200 million more Fizer and Moderna doses to arrive by summer and increases supply now so Americans can get 100 million vaccinations in the next 100 Days. Andy FIELD. ABC NEWS Washington The FBI says it's identified more than 400 suspects in the capital insurrection with more than 130 in custody. Sedition cases being worked up. Mike Sherwin is acting U. S attorney from Washington D. C. We are going to reach a plateau, I think in the Very near future, And that plateau will involve at looking at the more complicated conspiracy cases related to possible coordination among militia groups. Individuals from different states that had a plan to travel here before the sixth and engaged in criminal conduct. Sedition carries a maximum prison term of 20 years. Portland, Oregon Police say they didn't find any evidence that terrorism or bias motivated the driver who repeatedly drove into people, killing one and injuring nine charges. Repenting Small, socially distance crowd that included his widow turned out at Atlanta's truest part for a memorial for the late Hammer and Hank Aaron. Retired Braves star Chipper Jones admired Aaron using his fame to do good for others Talk about giving back Don't.
"hank aaron" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"Know the story. I was born a year later after he broke the record. But I know the story and I know what he went through and you're like, Oh, my God like that's Hank Aaron. Like that's that's Hank weeping. Hearing that's over there. And I know that it was significant because I you know, after he passed away, my father Wanted to talk to me about what I thought about Hank Aaron, the Hank Aarons, a player of his era, you know, like that's a That's a player that Hank Aaron's a little older than my father. And so he was like, What do you think about Hank Aaron and I'm a hero is the word that comes to mind. So here's what I want to ask you before I really get into the statistics on Bank here in the stuff that I think is crazy. On Hank Aaron. I'd love to know for you. Who rises To the level of hero. When it comes to sports. I'm not talking about this person was in an individual game and what they did in that game was heroic. Look, I I think that that's That's a term that we probably need to be more careful with When when we're using it, So I want you to search the depths of your soul as a sports fan. And start thinking about Those people that you believe rise to the level of hero. The way that Hank Aaron does. The type of person that elicits not just Respect for what it is that they did with their career but reverence. And to me, That's what Hank Aaron Woz. It's hard to even explain to younger people. How great Hank Aaron Woz, I'm gonna try. Well, I'll give you some of these statistics and that I'm going to throw out and I have some Some context, too. About the way that Hank Aaron went about living his life and the way that he is described by some people. Like I want to know who rises to that level for you When you think about sports, and you think about hero like this person was a hero. This was someone that I can look up to. This is someone that I can point to my daughters and my sons and my nieces and my nephews. And say This is the way this is it. Not the sound on Mandalore, Ian on you, But this this guy gets it. This woman gets it. So 855 to 1 to 4 to 27855 to 1 to 4, CBS. Now let me share with you. Some of the craziest statistics on Hank Aaron. And I know it's 2021. You're like, Wow, is Laura's really starting to show with the history lesson? Yes, Yes, I am. I am going to start show with a history lesson on Hank Aaron, because some of this stuff is just ridiculous. Some of this stuff. Shouldn't I mean, all right, let me give you some of the staff here, okay? That I think are wonderful and crazy and really do make you think about what it is that that we saw. First Let me give you a quick anecdote. And something about Hank Aaron. That should have precluded him from being The all time home run King. Do you know that Hang Aaron came into professional baseball hitting cross handed? And if you're listening you like we were talking about. So you're right. Think about being a right handed batter. Where your left hand is on the bottom of the bat. Your right hand is your top hand. Thank used to do with the other way. Which is right in is the bottom and his left hand on the top. Yeah. He would seem to restrict motion. Would seem to restrict motion. And he started in the business. Shooting that way. Think about the the actual adjustment that has to be made. He hit at the professional level. With one of the most basic things about how to hit If you're even talking about like bottom hand or top hand hitting Fact that he used to be cross handed. He hit the ball, so you start there. You start with, Okay, You're going to go compete with some of the greatest pictures that have ever pitched in the Negro leagues. And you're gonna find your way You're gonna you're gonna do well at that. Find your way to making it to Major League baseball. With that being one of the single most important adjustments that one could make as a batter. That's sort of that, right there says stop him dead in his tracks, but he continued to persevere. So let's talk about the numbers about Hank Aaron. I actually think you know more. I think about it Sunday morning. It's a good time. You just kind of relax and think about players have you ever done if you'd done this statistical thing? Have you ever gone down a rabbit hole? I do this all the time. I love baseball. I know that you and I are getting a chance to get to know each other over this last month when I've been doing this show. Someone covered football. And if you give me the choice, I prefer to cover football like on a day to day basis. That was the thing that I liked covering. But my first love will always be baseball. My grandfather played in the Negro leagues. He and my father kind of passed down this love of baseball to me. It's my first love. Go down rabbit holes all the time. Just looking at great players like looking up the numbers of Lu Garrick. Looking up Stamm usual numbers and you try to figure out like how some of this stuff was even possible in the same thing holds true. For Hank Aaron. All right..
"hank aaron" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"Um, I'm glad we spent some time there remembering Hank Aaron and sort of contextualizing his career and his life as well. Because You know? Sometimes you can have a tendency when you're talking about legends who were before your time, just like sort of acknowledge, and they were great. And then, um Move past that, but the lives they lived in their accomplishments were very real. And and that obviously was the case for Hank Aaron, who Went through tremendous hatred and violence. You know messages sent his way and tough, just conditions in general like living conditions, too. You get to the the career that he did and become the all time home run leader still recognized by many as the quote unquote, True home run King and as I've said, you know when, when I see him interviewed or I saw him interviewed. It just seemed like a man of tremendous dignity and and carried himself in such a dignified fashion, So his story is one that obviously Deserved to be told and deserves to be told for years and years on years to come, really forever. Um Hank Aaron dying yesterday at the age of 86. There is another Death that I think I'd be remiss not to cover for just a second as if it happened this morning. Um, it is the broadcast industry that I work in and and a broadcasting legend and Larry King. Has died at 87 years old. Obviously, you know, a lot of people know him from CNN and various other outlets, but a long, long, long, long career. I mean, this is not The kind of industry where you can even guarantee you know, to have a career that that runs. You know the way you you wanted to, You know, there's lots of Ups and downs that can come in working in this business. You know, whenever whenever anybody asked me, I do a lot of you know, I get a lot of kids kind of sick kids like it's dismissive, but you know, younger, younger people who who Will reach out to me and say, Hey, can we hop on the phone or exchange emails for advice or something like that? And I tried to do it because you know I would want somebody do it for me. And you know, they'll ask me like, what's the What's the thing you you need to know? To get into it? You really gotta want it. Um, it's you know, job security is is not a thing necessarily in this industry and Obstacles. Air things. You're definitely gonna have to clear. Let look let me let me not spin it the wrong way here. I don't want to say, you know, it's uh the worst lot in life. I understand. Um There are so many people that would would love to be doing, um, something in this industry and and it's incredibly rewarding to be able to work and do something. Where your your Uh, your passion is your your profession, And that is a rare thing. I'll never take that kind of thing for granted. But one of the messages I do give is like, you know, make sure you wanted if you want to go for it. Would never tell you not to go for it, but it's something you know you gotta work out and it's something you gotta work through. And to be able to be on the air. That long is an accomplishment. I don't care what the platform who you are. What you thought anybody thought Subjectively, uh, about it objectively. It's incredible to to have that kind of career. So, um Wanted against a R I P to the great Hank Aaron. Then in our I P today to broadcasting legend Larry King. He was hospitalized recently with covert 19. I don't know with the official cause of death is but Larry King is dead. At the age of 87. It is the Robin Lundberg Show here on CBS Sports Radio. Let's go to Mike in Birmingham, New York, Mike You're up next here on CBS Sports Radio..
Hank Aaron, home-run-hitting baseball great, dead at 86
"Of baseball's all time? Great home run hitters hitters as as many many people people reflecting reflecting on on his his legacy, legacy, not not only only on on put put off off the the field, field, I I could could think think of of that. that. It It was was better better than than I I thought. thought. Hank Hank Aaron Aaron started started his his career career in in 1954 1954 at the beginning of the civil rights movement, 117 the truth, Dr. Ken Harris says his presence on the field pushed the equality message forward, saying that what they see is what they'll be, and that's one of the things Hank Aaron brought. Even after Aaron retired. His fight continued off the field, and he was able to show people that after baseball, you can actually take what you have. And leave a significant legacy. Melissa Barkley WTMJ News. Death of Hang Garin weighs heavy on many, including MLB commissioner emeritus Bud Seelig, he tells TMJ four news. He had a friendly relationship with Aaron that lasted more than 60 years. Remember saying to him not too long ago? This is what he said. Who would have imagined all those years ago? This is 1958 and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, by the way. That I a black kid from Mobile, Alabama with break Babe Ruth's home run record, and you, a Jewish kid from Milwaukee would become baseball commissioner. I've treasured our relationship ever since the legs that he considers Aaron to be the best baseball player of all time, sports
Larry King, broadcasting giant for half-century, dies at 87
"Clark. One day after the world learned of the death of baseball legend Hank Aaron. News of the Passing of another icon, broadcast legend Larry King, has died in Los Angeles at the age of 87. When he signed off his iconic show on CNN for the final time in 2010, King said, I don't know what to say. Except To you. My audience. Thank you know cause of death had been announced. Larry King was 87
There Are Hall of Famers, and Then There’s Hank Aaron
"And the nation are mourning the loss of Hall of Famer Hank Aaron. On a chilly April evening more than 40 years ago, Atlanta Atlanta Braves Braves star star Hank Hank Aaron Aaron past past Babe Babe Ruth Ruth to to become become baseball's baseball's all all time time home home run run leader. leader. He He closed closed his his Hall Hall of of Fame Fame career career was was 755 Atlanta resident. Add Seymour Visit the site of Erin's historic home run now just the concrete left field wall of demolished Atlanta Fulton County Stadium with the 7 15 sign attached. Seymour tells WSB. He clearly remembers that blast. I was seven years old when he hits 7 15 watching with my grandfather, and it was probably one of the biggest force in moments of my life. And while Aaron lived a long, eventful, meaningful life, Seymour says it wasn't long enough. We
"hank aaron" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Quote unquote. We tell what people go through. Especially covert 19. Can you imagine being a gala? Joe Torre? You thinking, my goodness, When is this going to stop? Keep losing great players and great people along the lines of Hank Aaron. Yeah, and the Hall has not had that many. People have been trying to the hall. I guess you know, honorees die at one point, you know, the same year. I mean, that is, you know, that's pretty crazy like how many people may just kind of feels like we're have a new name every single lead on for his. I saw a graphic on SportsCenter earlier. That kind of listed almost is like, you know, like a rock like a lineup like Here's Your outfielders who passed away in 2000 and 20 and Um, you know, kind of went. The list went on and on. It is really crazy when Some of the greats of our game are all leaving around, leaving the world around the same time, but certainly their legacy isn't And I think for a guy like Hank Aaron who, when we are in such a polarizing time in our country when we are talking about people who have broken Um you know, the glass ceiling of sorts or racial barriers? Whatever you want to call it, you know? Think about it. What do we play there on the rejoin? That was the that was the home run call for when he broke Babe Bruce home run record at that point when he got 7 15. We're talking about that. And you know, he got a standing ovation. This black man from the South got a standing ovation. At a time where that was unheard off. That was the point that that was that was literally deemed controversial. Think about that. That wasn't that long ago. That was in the sixties and seventies. Freddy. That was not that long ago, which I think is why he's gonna always be relevant. Still as we're trying to, like work, you know, you know, work through our our own issues with race in this country, and especially where it blends aligns with sports. It's more relevant now than it's ever been. A lot of people don't want to hear about race and the racial conversations and the racial aspects and There's too much that has gone on in the United States for you to ignore that you may not want to deal to to hear about it. But plenty of those things that happened. And if anybody suffered any more than Hank Aaron when it comes to something like that. Just doing his thing and going about his business. I'm sort of playing people understand exactly kind of shoes. He had the walk in as a part of his life. What do we like to get to when it comes to Super Bowl 55? That's next on ESPN radio back on Monday, and we'll know who was headed to Tampa for the Super Bowl. The key to the Buccaneers hosting the game. Well, it's not Tom Brady Monday. Key shot J will in June 6 Eastern on ESPN radio..
Celebrating the life and legacy of Atlanta Braves legend Hank Aaron
"Hank aaron and his parents tonight a nation celebrating that moment again hank. Aaron made history. Seven hundred fifteen home runs but there was something something else else just just as as moving moving right right after. after. Was Was there there waiting waiting for for him him at at home home plate plate not not only only by by every every member member of of the the brave brave but but by by his father and mother hank aaron's parents were in the stands that night mother running across the field throwing her arms around him hank aaron would talk about what it was he witnessed what he faced on his journey and he did it with grace when i look in the stands you know. After they'd say he's nasty things. I looked in the people's daily. I said i cannot let them dunk hank. Aaron was forty when he broke. Babe ruth's record. He would often joke about how old he was playing against younger players and still beating them. It was pitching and catching. I was older than the two of them. Got embarrassed but i feel good about it because it's very unusual for you to participate in this game at long. We all celebrate hank aaron
Hank Aaron, legendary baseball slugger, dies at age 86
"Legend Hank Aaron has passed away. The kid from Alabama who had to make his own baseball bats from tree limbs shattered Babe Ruth's home run record and nearly paid for it with his life. ABC Stevo since Army reports from Atlanta on the bravery of in Atlanta Brave Hey, Karin overcame a whole lot more than a baseball record. He was heckled by racist white fans and players. People were promising to kidnap his Children and the death threats came pouring in the mail. Mr Aaron was unshakable, living up to the great responsibility he felt for how he represented Black Americans. He became a successful businessman gave millions to schools and charities and just weeks ago was part of an effort encourage. In black Americans to get vaccinated for the the coronavirus coronavirus coronavirus In In In his his his later later later years, years, years, he he he would would would often often often say say say that that that he he he wanted wanted wanted to to to be be be remembered remembered remembered most most most for for for the the the lives lives lives he he he helped helped helped change. change. change. Erin Erin Erin was was was 86 86 86 years years years old. old. old.
"hank aaron" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"Of Hank Aaron. He's the only man I idolized more than myself. Baseball's one time home run King. Has passed away today at the age of 86, for as much as he may have transcended the game with his talent and his courage while facing death, threats and hatred during his quest for that home run record. He was always quick to acknowledge the people that he called the real home run hitters that came before. Also feel especially proud to be standing here. We have some years ago Jacket Robertson and Roy Campanella. Prove the way and made it possible for Frank and me and for other blacks hopeful in baseball. They proved to the world. Man's ability is limited only by his lack of opportunity. Frankly, Frank Robinson, though he was most known for his prodigious power, he was so well rounded, inconsistent hit more than 40 homers nine times drove more more than 100 runs, 11 and another five seasons top. 90 was an All Star every year from 1955 to 75, he's baseball's all time leader in R. B. I's third in total hits and 13. Old loves. Patrick Mahomes will start Sunday's NFC title game. Lee Chiefs quarterback was cleared from concussion protocol, but Antonio Brown is out for Sunday because of a knee injury. NBA action tonight. Right now, after one Chicago lead Charlotte, 30 29 Houston in front of Detroit, 32 18, and it's Indiana. 37 Orlando 28 NHL action. The Penguins lead the Rangers by a score of one Nothing in the first Buffalo in Washington, Even at one evident, Toronto are scoreless summer chakra. Hey, guys! D a coming up for Sunday morning football. The Great Marv Levy.
"hank aaron" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"And surpassing Babe Ruth. And you know, at the time and now looking back at it years later. You go to these autograph signings. There's so many people in line. It's kind of get your picture. Get your autograph and then move on. But I also remember from that day and me being a kid as well. That any kid that was there. Hank Aaron took his time to talk to that child. That was so neat for me. Just to be able to talk to him for was what? Probably 35 minutes And I left that day. Learning more about the importance of Hank Aaron from my dad was telling me And for so many years Growing up as a kid in my childhood home. My parents still live in that house and the photos still there. There is a photo of Hank Aaron on the iconic 715th home run and he signed it. I have something I look at every day when I woke up as a kid. That photo. It was just such a neat experience at such a young age to meet someone that you know is bigger than life. And that is almost Hey, just someone that You. Don't you hear all the legendary tales? That When you actually meet a person. You just can't believe that you're actually meeting them. So this is sad Day, but it also should be a day of celebration. It should be a celebration. Of Hank Aaron, and we should learn from Hank Aaron and what he taught us. And really Hank Aaron taught us Just be the best version that you can be, and there's going to be things that are out of your control. And ultimately We could stand up. Racism. Racism shouldn't never occur. But for Hank Aaron, he had to face it on the biggest stage. With death threats, people threatening to kidnap His Children. And he got to the ballpark every day. And just continued even with all that he was facing to hit home run after home run after home run, and that was his way. He was allowed to be able to stand up to all this hate. So my condolences to his family. My condolences to baseball fans around the world, and they Hank Aaron Rest in peace..
Atlanta Braves legend and civil rights icon Hank Aaron dies at age 86
"Longtime major league baseball home. Run king hank. Aaron dies at the age of eighty six Hall of fame slugger seven hundred fifty. Five career home runs long stood. As baseball's goldmark has passed away. He was again eighty six years old. georgia governor. Brian kemp said our family is heartbroken to hear the news of hank. Aaron's passing hank. Aaron was an american icon. And one of georgia's greatest legends. His life and career made history and his influence was felt not only in the world of sports but far beyond throughout his important work to advance civil rights and create a more equal justice. -iety we ask all georgia to join us in praying for his fans family and loved ones that we as we remember hamrin. Hank incredible legacy
Atlanta Braves legend Hank Aaron dies at age 86
"Tributes pouring in remembering the life and legacy of baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron fans marveling at the right fielders powerful swing, earning him nicknames like Hammerin Hank and the Home Run King. One tweets in the world of legendary Sports giants Hank Aaron stood as high as any of them. Others commenting on the Atlanta Braves star using his career as a platform to champion civil rights, Hank Aaron record Hank Aaron, home run and Hank Aaron civil rights all becoming breakout searches on Google. Hank Aaron was 86 years old. His Christian Goodwin Aaron broke Babe Ruth's long time home run record in 1974. There's a new daytime lineup on the Fox News Channel. America's newsroom with Bill Hemmer
"hank aaron" Discussed on 600 WREC
"Great to have you on the program today. Hi. Thanks. Rush. Mega Gen X Bittles. Um I wanted Tolo talk to you today. I heard you earlier saying about 75 million people watching. I think the left knows that And they've got this impeachment to be a big bookie theater. To go on for a while and ah in the last minute and the last throw of the game, they'll I think Biden will throw a Ah pardon note. To trump and, Ah They can look like the great guy. If you can, if you can do this and flip just half of percent of moderates. Um Then you're talking 375,000 boats out of that 75 million, which could be enough to go through the next election. It's my theory. It's an interesting theory. I hope there's that story. I meant to do this. Um, yeah. Hank Aaron has died. I'm meant to get of this in the first part of the program, he took the covert vaccine two weeks ago. He took the covert vaccine two weeks ago and has died. He did not have Koven. Yeah, let me uh I have not have not stopped to consider whether or not Biden would would would pardon Trump. Um I don't know. Don't know if that would buy Biden some support among Trump supporters or not. And that would be the only reason by that would do it. I don't think there's any evidence that the country is divided because well, there is, but they're not going to recognize it. See, that's that's your theory is fascinating. But it would require Biden somehow believing that the country could be unified if he did that. And the Democrats. Position is that Trump doesn't have any support. That everybody hates Trump. They've been trying to make that the reality for four years and they think they've pulled it off. Trump doesn't have any support. He doesn't have any lingering somewhere. Yeah, They're in denial about that, but they're there. Their official stance is that the country is not divided. Because of overwhelming love and support for Trump. Trump's support is a bunch of cultists. And those people need to be de programmed not played, too. So it's an interesting theory. I I'm not certain that Biden Sees himself as Gerald Ford. Who pardoned Nixon, but we'll keep it open is a possibility. Yeah. Hank Aaron was 86 years old. He, um Hall of Famer. He went to Morehouse screw all of medicine in Atlanta with his wife, Billy, to receive the first of two doses of the Madonna vaccine. The Madonna vaccine is a double dose. He died two day. January. 22nd 86 Years of all the years of age. He passed away this morning. CBS 46 Atlanta has learned he leaves behind an indelible legacy on end off the Baseball field. There are there are no reports. In mainstream media about how he died, but it's conspicuous. That he was given the covert 19 vaccine two weeks ago. It was highly publicized at the time because he did it on camera. He did it on TV. As a way to encourage African Americans to take the vaccine because they are reluctant to do so. African Americans are reluctant to have their photos taken for photo idea. They're definitely reluctant to take this vaccine. So the story on on January 5th Woz that he got his vaccine shot on Tuesday on camera in the hopes of inspiring other black Americans to follow his lead. He said. It makes me feel wonderful. I don't have any qualms about this at all. He was not sick. He was not reported to have Have the covert virus was not suffering from it, but he did pass away today. After he got the vaccine two weeks later. Back in just a period. No read about it in the paper tomorrow rush on the EI Be network..
"hank aaron" Discussed on Black History in Two Minutes
"On April Eighth Nineteen seventy four Atlanta Braves outfielder Henry Louis Aaron better known as Hank, , his seven hundred fifteenth home run finally breaking the record of the legendary Babe Ruth like everyone else in the country I've been following errands pursuit of the record since the previous season. . He played in the Negro Leagues in the Early Nineteen Fifties, , and now here he was just two home runs away new but the excitement was undercut by a sense of alarm as errands quest unleashed a torrent of vicious racism baseball is the quintessential American sport. . Now, , an African American, , a dark skinned black man challenging the power, , the supremacy of baseball and of white men. . That's why the hate mail death threats bomb threats. . This was driving a stake at the heart of American culture. . Has All this made you more aware than you're a black baseball player? ? I've never forgotten. . Later, , he would confess that he was afraid. . He wouldn't live long enough to break the record. . Then at the start of the nineteen, seventy, , , four season. . All. . Of all. . Errands triumph was electrified By the end of his Major League career nine, , thousand, , nine, hundred, , , seventy, , six, , he had hit a total of seven hundred and fifty five home runs. . Errands record would stand for more than thirty years. . The braves retired his number and he was elected to the hall of fame. . To. . This Day Hank Aaron is considered one of baseball's greatest players.
"hank aaron" Discussed on WSB-AM
"Should they name rename SunTrust park when the name changes when the SunTrust goes away or think of a good corporate partner, like what Chuck what if they do have to sell out and get a corporate sponsor who should it be Yoshi to be Chick-fil-A park that was the first one that came out ahead? Bits only because I just love. Chick-fil-a. No, they call it Chick-fil-A park. And then the rule is they don't play any games on Sundays. That would be amazing. It would be very funny. So we'll take some calls on that. If they don't go the corporate route, who or what should they name, the park after because Turner field is named after Ted Turner thous before the big corporate sponsorships really blasted onto the scene. And there's probably no chance they would not go that route this time, but they've got plenty of money Hank Aaron park like come on. Or do what the Georgia BULLDOGS are gonna do? It's Vince Dooley field at Sanford stadium. So yeah, the name the field. Hank Aaron field at Chick-fil-A park or something like that, you know, is that to to my college? They did that with the football stadium. It's Washington grizzly stadium because Danny Washington's a guy to put up all the money for the stadium, but they just wanted to keep calling grizzlies stadium. So they just shoehorn them together. Danny Glover that put up the money. Dany Washington washing. To take calls. Again very excited. The beige baseball that whole weekend is great with a homerun derby in this. I just I love the major league baseball star give the NBA all star game too. When I was in Atlanta was fantastic time. So Mark your calendars 2021 the Braves that we hosting the major league baseball all-star game, but it's not going to be SunTrust park. What should the park be named in twenty twenty one? Do they go the corporate route,.