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'Mr. Cub' leaves the field

Ernie Banks has died and I’m feeling strangely out of sorts.

At one level, I am — of course — sad to hear the news of Mr. 360 more words

Sports News

1962: Jackie Robinson Elected To Baseball Hall Of Fame

April 15, 1947 is a day etched in Baseball and American sports history. That was the date the Brooklyn Dodgers’ Jackie Robinson became the first African-American to play professional baseball since the 1880s. 239 more words

Sports

Hank Aaron and me

In 1973 Hank Aaron was approaching Babe Ruth’s home run record, and I was an 8 year old girl living in Augusta, Georgia.  I didn’t care about sports at all, but it was impossible not to hear about Hank Aaron, especially at that time, in that place. 356 more words

Musings

The first home run for Hank Aaron (April 23, 1954)

Although the Milwaukee Braves had bet a lot on Bobby Thompson in 1954, all was not lost.

They replaced Thompson with the then “unknown” Hank Aaron. 68 more words

Milwaukee Braves (1953 - 1965)

300, 300, 2,000 Club -- Chipper Jones joins the club

There is a very elite club in baseball: Hitters with 300 home runs who batted .300 for their careers and amassed at least 2,000 hits. Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Stan Musial and Hank Aaron are in it. 138 more words

Atlanta Braves (1966 - Present)

Hank the Ballpark Pup wins Dog of the Year Award

Hank the dog has come a long way since a Brewers executive found him diseased and alone inside the ticket office at the team’s spring training complex in Arizona. 167 more words

MLB

Throwback Thursday, Drei's Ballpark Adventures... Turner Field, 5/5-6 2007

Before serving as the home to the Atlanta Braves, Turner Field would be the site of the 1996 Summer Olympics, hosting track and field events as well as the opening and closing ceremonies. 679 more words