Here is a clip from the New York Age, dated June 26, 1954–63 years ago today–in which catcher Charlie White of the 1954 Milwaukee Braves credits Oscar Charleston with coaching him up for the big leagues (click on the image to get a larger version; White talks about Charleston toward the bottom of the third column). 138 more words
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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
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
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