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    Default Hank Aaron RIP

    Hank died at 86 today. One of my all-time favorite athletes. He was not a huge man, but had incredibly strong wrists and huge forearms. He hit very few long home runs. The amount of death threats he got when chasing Ruth's record is sickening to think about. I actually met Dodger pitcher Al Downing, who surrenderd #715.

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    His bat speed, eye sight and coordination have to rank with Ted Williams. We have another discussion going on here, too. http://guboards.spokesmanreview.com/...42#post1539842
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    The GOAT?

    Perhaps.
    But we don't play nobody.

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    The Baseball Hall of Fame has lost 10 of its members in the past 10 months: Al Kaline in April; Tom Seaver in August; Lou Brock in September; Bob Gibson, Whitey Ford and Morgan in October; Phil Niekro in December; and Tommy Lasorda, Don Sutton and Aaron this month.


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