It’s 44 days until Opening Days. Home Run king Hank Aaron wore 44. Here’s a picture of Aaron hitting a home run off Mets’ pitcher Roger Craig at the Polo Grounds.
Hitting home runs against the Mets never gets old.
On March 14th, 1954, Hank Aaron hit his first ever home run in Spring Training. The game was at Payne Park in Sarasota, FL. Payne Park was the Spring Training home of the Boston Red Sox at the time.
The baseball park was torn down in 1990 and now a city park resides in its place.
The Braves announced yesterday that they’re retiring the red jersey. There seems to be no middle ground on this jersey. You either loved it or hated it.
Count me in the “I didn’t like it’ category. Hopefully, the Braves come out with something next season. I would mind a throwback to the Milwaukee Braves uniform (‘56 era). I like the tomahawk and number on the front.
Happy 80th birthday to the true Home Run King, Hank Aaron!
Lew Burdette (left) with Milwaukee Braves manager Fred Haney and a reporter after winning the 1957 World Series. Burdette was the first pitcher since 1920 to throw 3 complete games in the World Series.
Incredible color shot of Hank Aaron, by Hy Peskin, during the 1957 World Series.
First issue of Sports Illustrated featured Eddie Matthews.
The Milwaukee Braves played in Milwaukee County Stadium from 1953-1965.
A young Hank Aaron at a train station leaving to play for the Ind Clowns in the Negro Leagues