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CherNic
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"RIP Hank Aaron"
Fri Jan-22-21 10:33 AM by CherNic

  

          

Damn man. A life well lived. A hero. An icon.

https://www.cbs46.com/news/hall-of-famer-henry-hank-aaron-dies-at-86/article_71a37148-5cc4-11eb-9cdf-1bbe85006da2.html?block_id=994626

Hall of Famer and one-time home run king Atlanta Braves legend Henry Louis “Hank” Aaron passed away this morning at the age of 86, CBS46 has learned. He leaves behind an indelible legacy on and off the baseball diamond.

Aaron was born in Mobile, Alabama in 1934. He played in sandlots and briefly played in the Negro Leagues and minor leagues through his youth. At the age of 20, Aaron made his Major League Debut and started his 23-year-career with the then-Milwaukee Braves. His first season saw him finish fourth in the rookie of the year voting as he hit .280 with 13 home runs and 69 RBIs. It was just the start of what became one of the most legendary careers in baseball history.

By the time he was in just his fourth season, he hit 44 home runs and drove in 132 RBIs and won the MVP award. The 1957 season started a lengthy run that saw Aaron hit at least 25 home runs in every season until 1973.

It was the 1974 season that saw Aaron smash his way into the national consciousness. On April 8, 1974 Hammerin’ Hank, as he was known, crushed a 1-0 pitch from Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Al Downing over the left field wall at Fulton County Stadium and broke Babe Ruth’s long-time home run record of 714 home runs in a career.

Aaron remains baseball’s runs batted in leader with 2,297 and total base leader with 6,856. Hammerin’ Hank finished his career with 755 home runs, an all-time record that stood for decades until Barry Bonds passed him and finished his career with 762 home runs. He was easily elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York in 1982.

But Aaron was more than just a baseball player. He overcame racism in the deep south throughout his career and even received death threats while he was making his historic pursuit of Ruth’s record. All the while, he remained humble and continued to power through every hurdle that was in front of him.

In his bio from the Hall of Fame, a quote from the greatest boxer ever, Muhammad Ali accompanies it that reads Hank Aaron was, “The only man I idolize more than myself.” A fitting tribute to towering man who left his mark on the baseball field, society, and the fabric of America.

  

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great sports figure. what a life.
Jan 22nd 2021
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Well said:
Jan 22nd 2021
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RIP
Jan 22nd 2021
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Respect due.
Jan 22nd 2021
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RIP
Jan 22nd 2021
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A giant of a player and of a man.
Jan 22nd 2021
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Rest In Peace
Jan 22nd 2021
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an absolute giant...rest in peace, Mr. Aaron
Jan 22nd 2021
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rip
Jan 22nd 2021
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One of the giants of the 20th century. Rest in Power.
Jan 22nd 2021
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THE truest atl sports legend. an icon, indeed-
Jan 22nd 2021
11
Rest in paradise.
Jan 22nd 2021
12
these bastard antivaxxers are using his death as disinformation
Jan 22nd 2021
13
How is it disinformation....
Jan 23rd 2021
14
Of course
Jan 23rd 2021
15
      lol
Jan 25th 2021
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unfortunately fitting. America treated him like shit in life and death.
Jan 25th 2021
18
ME confirmed it was natural causes
Jan 26th 2021
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RIP to a legend. Good reads:
Jan 23rd 2021
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RIP
Jan 25th 2021
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will_5198
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1. "great sports figure. what a life."
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2. "Well said:"
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> A life well lived. A hero. An icon.

  

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3. "RIP"
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"Stay out the dark, cause if I catch you when the sun is down..."
https://youtu.be/eaaTxVRG06c?t=89

  

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4. "Respect due."
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*skatin' the rings of saturn*


..and miles to go before i sleep...

  

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5. "RIP"
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6. "A giant of a player and of a man."
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7. "Rest In Peace "
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"Mindless populism embodied by Trump and Sanders are like a malignant wart on our body politic"

  

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8. "an absolute giant...rest in peace, Mr. Aaron "
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it looked like Bol Bol was diving in the river - Action Bronson

  

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9. "rip"
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10. "One of the giants of the 20th century. Rest in Power."
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One Hundred.

  

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11. "THE truest atl sports legend. an icon, indeed-"
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it is a sad day.

r.i.p. mr. aaron.

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12. "Rest in paradise. "
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Rest In Peace, Bad News Brown

  

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13. "these bastard antivaxxers are using his death as disinformation"
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against the vaccine.

https://twitter.com/RobertKennedyJr/status/1352748139665645569

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14. "How is it disinformation...."
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15. "Of course "
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Lol

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18. "unfortunately fitting. America treated him like shit in life and death."
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no matter how much grace he showed.

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CherNic
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20. "ME confirmed it was natural causes"
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I saw that vaccine shit on facebook and had to let some folks go. Your third eye is NOT that fucking open

  

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16. "RIP to a legend. Good reads:"
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https://www.jacobinmag.com/2021/01/hank-aaron-obituary-baseball-home-run-record

https://slate.com/culture/2021/01/hank-aaron-hate-mail.html

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<--- Me when my head hits the pillow

  

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