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The Broken Ankle That Launched a Hall of Fame Career - Henry Aaron

I have not published this post in three years.  It is an example of how one quirk of fate can have tremendous impact on baseball careers. 303 more words

African American History

Old & new

Last week, John from California found a Nolan Ryan reprint in some packs of 2017 Topps Series 1 baseball cards that he’d opened, and he offered to send it my way. 262 more words

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Happy belated birthday to Henry (Hank) Aaron!

Overshadowed by what is arguably the biggest sporting event each year in the United States, Henry “Hank” Aaron celebrated his 83rd birthday.

It may not have been as exciting as the Super Bowl last night, but Aaron’s achievements are still worth noting and remembering as his career statistics are quite extraordinary. 194 more words

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Happy Birthday Henry Aaron

Happy Birthday Henry Aaron!

Today marks the eighty-third birthday of the Hall of Fame (inducted in 1982) outfielder. Born February 5, 1934 in Mobile, Alabama; Aaron signed with the Boston Braves in 1952 after playing half of a season with the Negro League baseball Indianapolis Clowns.  285 more words

African American History

February 5: Happy Birthday Michael Mann and Christopher Guest

On a day with many distinguished names, our headliners are a pair of prominent writer-directors.

Michael Mann turns 74 today.  He began working on directing commercials while attending graduate film school in London, and also made a short film called… 1,889 more words

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