ATLANTA -- When Brian Hunter and other former major league players were in the presence of Hank Aaron
, they acted like teenagers, standing, pointing and trying to get pictures when he entered the room.
That's how Hank Aaron
chose to identify himself and it's all you need to know about his character.
Park space, outdoor recreation, and pedestrian connections to the 16thStreet Viaduct and Hank Aaron
State Trail would provide links to the broader community.
It details how the Boston Braves moved to Milwaukie in 1953; its success, including turning Hank Aaron
, Eddie Mathews, and Warren Spahn into Hall of Famers and winning a World Series and two pennants; and why it moved to Atlanta in 1964.
He passed Hank Aaron
, who is currently second with 755, on August 7, 2007.
The pair joins over 130 of the state's greatest athletic icons, including Hank Aaron
, Vince Lombardi, Oscar Robertson, and Bob Harlan in one of the country's most historic halls of fame.
"But by the time I and Hank Aaron
, another guy who did it with his wrists, were through, there were a lot of guys ordering light bats and playing handball."
4 Williams' childhood baseball idol, Hank Aaron
, gave the newscaster a signed ball at a 2006 dinner in New York.
756 to break Hank Aaron
's storied record with one out in the fifth inning of a game against the Washington Nationals, who won, 8-6.
SAINT LOUIS -- Arizona's Paul Goldschmidt and Miguel Cabrera of Detroit won Major League Baseball's Hank Aaron
Award as the league's outstanding offensive players on Sunday.
"In life, a person occasionally gets the opportunity to do something great," Smith said, quoting baseball legend Hank Aaron
. "And when that time comes, only two things matter: Being prepared to seize the moment, and having the courage to take your best swing."