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Hammerin’ Hank of the Braves has left the building

hank aaron parking space atlanta

Hank Aaron parking space at Truist Park (SunTrust Park when this photo was taken in 2017)

Hank Aaron (1934-2021) always had a special place in my heart. I did a book report on him in 1975 when I was in 2nd grade.

Aaron’s passing means that nine baseball Hall of Famers died in the past year–an incredible number given that less than three, on average, are elected to the hall each year.

Flying out of Atlanta

Flying out of Atlanta

One year ago today…

Georgia road

I was cruising down the road in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Happy birthday, Dale Murphy!

dale murphy jersey

@DaleMurphy3

My favorite ballplayer as a kid, not on the Oakland A’s, was Murph. I just missed him when I went to Atlanta a few months ago, and I haven’t seen him since I was a teenager, but in some ways he changed my life forever.

Happy birthday, Hank Aaron!

Hank Aaron @ SunTrust Park

@HenryLouisAaron #HankAaron #BlackHistoryMonth @Braves ‏

Hammerin’ Hank turns 84 today. As a kid I bought a book called Hammerin’ Hank of the Braves and wrote a book report on it in elementary school. Aaron had “only” 592 home runs when that book was written.

Today’s photo comes from my visit to SunTrust Park in December. There are lots of cool Braves displays that you probably will miss if you go to a game. However, if you take a tour you can catch them all.

Ugly sweater winner

Dale Murphy outside of Suntrust Stadium in ugly Christmas sweater

@DaleMurphy3

Murph didn’t get into the Hall this year, but he did win the ugly Christmas sweater contest outside of SunTrust Park.