Respect. Rest in paradise, Hammerin’ Hank.


The greatest baseball player of all time. And still, the REAL home run leader.

4 Responses to “Respect. Rest in paradise, Hammerin’ Hank.”

  1. Erniesarmy Says:

    I had the honor of watching him play live at Dodger Stadium in 1968. Two friends of mine played with the Braves back in the early seventies (one of them was Tom House, the relief pitcher who caught his 714th home run) and they told me he was a great teammate. Another one of my favorites passes from the scene.

  2. chucky Says:

    Sad day indeed. He was a great ambassador for baseball. And as a wrestling fan, he was also involved with WCW and the NWA when it was on WTBS. I think he was good friends with Ted Turner.

    Ernie, I remember watching Tom House in my younger(much) days. You still in contact with him?

  3. genrebuster Says:

    Fro, thx for posting this. Hard to argue…Willie Mays was my favorite player growing up but I have always been a Hank Aaron fan, too. Ernie Banks not far behind but that’s coming from a Cubs fan. Can’t argue Aaron and Mays being in the highest upper echelon.

    Of course, there are others…I may write more later but instead I’m going to post an angry Cubs rant momentarily…hopefully, I’m merely over-reacting to a ‘rumor’.

  4. Erniesarmy Says:

    Chucky, I haven’t talked to Tom since I left Amway in 1977. He told me Aaron gave him a Maganavox television for the 714 homerun ball. I would have rather had the money.


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