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Revisit HENRY AARON HITS HOME RUN NO. 715

Henry Aaron finished the 1973 season with 713 career home runs, then waited all winter for his appointment with destiny.

In Aaron-like, workmanlike fashion, the Braves slugger quickly ended the drama just four games into the 1974 campaign. 107 more words

#32 Sandy Koufax

(In case you were wondering, this is only the 28th story from SSOMG, but it seemed appropriate to number this story #32 after the Dodger jersey that Sandy made famous). 359 more words

The greatest day of my young, innocent happy life

By Richard K. Munro

Hank Aaron in the early 1960’s

When I was a kid (about 12) I wrote a short essay: “THE GREATEST DAY IN MY LIFE” It was about my friendship with Hank Aaron from afar. 895 more words

Republic Of Letters

Postcard #189 (Hank Aaron)

“Look, I don’t have the vision or the voice of Martin Luther King or James Baldwin or Jesse Jackson or even of Jackie Robinson. I’m just an old ballplayer. 438 more words

Postcards

That Time Hank Aaron Nearly Began His Major-League Career When the Braves Were Still in Boston

Over the course of his 23-year major-league career, Hall of Famer Hank Aaron is most notoriously known for his contributions to the game of baseball in the cities of Milwaukee, Atlanta, and Milwaukee again. 607 more words

Too Much Pod Tar: This Day In Baseball History - April 4: Tuffy, Tommy, and Hammerin' Hank

Alex Kielar  | April 4th, 2020  I’m joined again by Johnnie Black for today’s baseball history. We talk about Tuffy Rhodes‘s three-HR game and… 119 more words

Jim Merritt

An all star in 1970, Merritt won 81 games during an 11-year big league career. He broke in with the Minnesota Twins in 1965 and quickly became a regular in their rotation. 306 more words