Hank Aaron Dead at 86

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The true Home Run King passes at 86. Barry Bonds sucked. Aaron was a gentleman and everything else that Bonds isn't.

 
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He just got the vaccine. What was the cause of death?
A few days ago it would have definitely have been covid. Now somethings changed and it is no longer correct to point out covid deaths.

Anyway, this is not political. He is still the HR king as far as I'm concerned.
 

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Sad to hear
An all time Top 5 player.

So many Baseball stars I grew up with have died in the past year. Hank was a class act and under appreciated through much of his career
He played in backwaters all of his career. Had he been in NY, LA or even SF it would be another story.
 

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Now, he was a real ball player and true legend. He was before the time when everyone drugged themselves up on steroids.
 

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Sad to hear
An all time Top 5 player.

So many Baseball stars I grew up with have died in the past year. Hank was a class act and under appreciated through much of his career
He played in backwaters all of his career. Had he been in NY, LA or even SF it would be another story.
No question
He always played in the shadow of Mays, Mantle, Koufax

They got all the attention and endorsements
 

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His two sons, daughter and ex wife were all good people. Very friendly. This was in the early 70's after his divorce.
Upstanding guy but very reserved.

A REAL athlete and icon.
 

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Great Player and most of a great American. Class act all the way. Bonds is a punk.
 

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Sad to hear
An all time Top 5 player.

So many Baseball stars I grew up with have died in the past year. Hank was a class act and under appreciated through much of his career
He played in backwaters all of his career. Had he been in NY, LA or even SF it would be another story.
if he played in SF he would never have broken the home run record at all. L.A. , probably as well. Candlestick suppressed home run output like no other park in baseball and the Ravine wasn't exactly the best. Atlanta, on the other hand, was one of the very easiest parks in baseball for home runs.
 

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He always played in the shadow of Mays, Mantle, Koufax
Actually those guys had all retired while Hank was still in his prime, drawing crowds everywhere the Braves played -- all to see him.
What made Aaron great was he maintained a high level of performance into his 40s.
But he was fairly anonymous until he broke 500 Hrs and was not a “Star” til he approached 714.

At his prime in the 50s and 60s he was pretty much ignored in Milwaukee and Atlanta and never got the nationwide attention he deserved
 
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