Hank, just 23, hit .322 that year with 44 HR, 132 RBI, 57 BB and just 58 K's. The Hammer never struck out 100 times in a season. He also had a .500 slugging percentage every year until age 40 -- with the exception of his rookie season and again in 1968, when he finished... Continue Reading →
National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum Fifty-nine years ago today, Hank Aaron made his big league debut with the Milwaukee Braves. The boxscore.
April 4, 1974:
(via DOB) "You hate to lose Prado. He was one of my (favorites). I mean, to me, I think you’ve got to go a long ways in order to beat him, to find somebody who can play all the positions as well as he plays them. To bring what he brings to the clubhouse, and... Continue Reading →
Ken Davidoff of the New York Post is an idiot, as evidenced in this exchange with John Schuerholz. KD : I have one question, one challenging question for you. You know how much I respect you, but one thing I've read that irks me a little. I think you've had some ceremonies where the team introduces Hank... Continue Reading →
Familiar language from ESPN's Christina Kahrl, who claims the HOF is already compromised by PEDs. I mean, c'mon, no Mike Schmidt or Hank Aaron in the Hall of Fame? By their own admission they broke the same baseball rule on the books that Bonds did, and they did so for the same reason -- to enhance their... Continue Reading →
There was never a more consistent performer than Henry Aaron. He was the Bizarro Uggla. Hank hit .306 vs. left-handed starters, .305 vs right-handed starters, .303 at home and .306 on the road -- with slugging percentages above .500 in each situation. For his career he never hit lower than .297 in a month. His... Continue Reading →