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Topic: RIP Hammerin' Hank
Replies: 6   Last Post: Jan 22, 2021, 12:03 PM by: BigAl31®
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RIP Hammerin' Hank

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Posted: Jan 22, 2021, 10:52 AM
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Another baseball great leaves us. Classy man.

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Posted: Jan 22, 2021, 11:03 AM
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https://www.cubshq.com/update/Hall-of-Famer-Hank-Aaron-passes-away-29248


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I'll always believe he is the true Home Run King.

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Posted: Jan 22, 2021, 11:22 AM
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R.I.P. Hammering Hank!!!

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Posted: Jan 22, 2021, 11:39 AM
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Yep. No 'roids in Hank! My dad played minor league ball against Hank. He said Aaron only weighed about 160 when he first got called up to the bigs. He had very quick wrists. Sad, no more sunrises for the guy they said was harder to slip a fastball by then slipping a sunrise past a rooster. I have great memories of watching Hank hitting at Atlanta Fulton County stadium. This makes me feel a tad older today!

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Posted: Jan 22, 2021, 11:38 AM
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I was living on B 5 Johnstone in April 1974 and had walked down to the canteen between innings thinking I would make it back to a hall friend’s room (he had a TV!) before Aaron came to bat.

Needless to say, the canteen was packed with students watching the game, so I was standing in line waiting to order when Aaron came to the plate and belted his 715th home run!

Nice memories.

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A childhood hero gone

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Posted: Jan 22, 2021, 12:03 PM
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I watched that 715th HR on tv also as a youngster. He was
having his signature moment he had worked so hard for for
so long for and a couple of idiot white dudes crash the
party and follow him around the bases. Interesting that
he never hit more than 44 HRs in a season but was so
consistent for so long.

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Posted: Jan 22, 2021, 11:49 AM
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My all time favorite Baseball player. As a kid 11 - 14 years old I would record on a cassette recorder each of his at bats for monumental plateaus like his 600th HR or passing Willie Mays etc.. I still have the cassette but afraid to play it for fear of it tearing. Truth be told, I no longer have a cassette player. Anyway, he was great. One flick of the wrist and that ball was going, going gone!

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