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Hank Aaron died today.

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by Chris Noyb, Jan 22, 2021.

  1. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize.

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    I remember Hammerin' Hank breaking Babe Ruth's homerun record.

    By all accounts he was a man of integrity and class on and off the field.

    RIP, Mr. Aaron. Thank you for the memories.
     
  2. Borla

    Borla Moderator Staff Member

    Talk about incredibly consistency on the field. It's a shame that he got passed in the record books by juicing cheaters. From the books and accounts I've read, he was quite a man off the field as well, especially in the difficult times he lived through.
     
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  3. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member

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    Cool dude...always had a good attitude. :cool:
    Respect
     
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  4. MrMD069

    MrMD069 Very Tilted

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    Rest In Peace.
     
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  5. cynthetiq

    cynthetiq Administrator Staff Member Donor

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    damn...
     
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  6. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member

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  7. ralphie250

    ralphie250 Fully Erect Donor

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    RIP.

    Living here in GA i saw him quite a few times. He was a constant here at my dealership. He had a F-150 and brought it in for service whenever it was needed. Every time he came in he always spoke to people, especially kids.
    He will be missed not only in the baseball world but in the public eye.
    Their will never be another one like him, very humble, and very brave.
    He played before I was born but I wish i could have seen him play.
     
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  8. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize.

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    I'm just realizing the Hank Aaron that drew so much attention in the mid 1970s was in what would have been the "twilight years" of their career for many players at his age.

    I remember being embarrassed, as a white young teenager, by the racial hatred directed at him.

    I've never been a huge baseball fan, but I do recall being POd that Bonds was going to be associated with several of Aaron's achievements.
     
  9. ralphie250

    ralphie250 Fully Erect Donor

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    I agree with the bonds association, but just like mcgwire and sosa, it was part of the steroid era. In my mind and my personal opinion Hammerin Hank Aaron will always be the home run king
     
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  10. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member

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  11. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize.

    Location:
    Large City, TX
  12. ralphie250

    ralphie250 Fully Erect Donor

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  13. ralphie250

    ralphie250 Fully Erect Donor

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    They are having a memorial service at the stadium this afternoon
     
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