The slender, right-handed-hitting slugger known as "Hammerin' Hank
" or simply "Hammer"--Aaron stood 6 feet and weighed 180--claimed the all-time home-run crown from the Bambino with his fourth-inning drive off Downing in a 7-4 Atlanta victory.
RPM majority owner Andrew Murstein surprised Wallace before the race when he told him "Hammerin' Hank
" was on the line.
The Atlanta Braves came to Houston on June 18 with their heavy hitter, Henry "Hammerin' Hank
's RBI numbers certainly place him in an elite group of run-producing first basemen.
In 1936 and 1937, the Tigers were plagued by injuries, with on-field manager Mickey Cochrane sidelined for two years and Hammerin' Hank
Greenberg for most of 1936.
Mark Kurlansky argues in Hank Greenberg: The Hero Who Didn't Want To Be One (Yale, March) that while Hammerin' Hank
sat out a key game on Yom Kippur in 1934a gesture that would be repeated by Sandy Koufax decades laterhe identified more as a secularist than as a synagogue attendee.
Its players transcend the average boyhood memory, elevated instead to the realm of popular legends like Joltin' Joe, Hammerin' Hank
and Big Papi.
So does "forever," as in Hammerin' Hank
, George Almighty and The Say Hey Kid: The Year That Changed Baseball Forever by John Rosengren (Sourcebooks, 978-1-4022-0956-7).
," as he was called on the cover of a recent issue of Fortune, hasn't had a terribly high profile since he was approved as John Snow's replacement.
We have seen the title of home-run king pass from the Great Bambino to Hammerin' Hank
. And now we face the imminent passing of the title to Barry Bonds.
This kind of well-oiled machine could only be run by Henry "Hammerin' Hank
" Aaron Sr., a man whose life is defined by hard-fought victories--both in sports and in business.
8) Hank Aaron beats the Babe: Hammerin' Hank
's 715th record-breaking home run was on the net's Monday night baseball package, shattering a mark many thought would never be broken.