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    Default Hank Aaron RIP

    he will always be considered the real home run king..

    Longtime MLB home run king Hank Aaron dies at 86

    Henry Louis "Hank" Aaron, the Hall of Fame slugger whose 755 career home runs long stood as baseball's golden mark, has died. He was 86.

    "Our family is heartbroken to hear the news of Hank Aaron's passing," Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said in a statement on behalf of the Aaron family. "Hank Aaron was an American icon and one of Georgia's greatest legends. His life and career made history, and his influence was felt not only in the world of sports, but far beyond -- through his important work to advance civil rights and create a more equal, just society. We ask all Georgians to join us in praying for his fans, family, and loved ones as we remember Hammerin' Hank's incredible legacy."

    The Atlanta Braves said in a release that Aaron died peacefully in his sleep.

    One of the sport's great stars despite playing for the small-market Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves throughout a major league career that spanned from 1954 to 1976, Aaron still holds major league records for RBIs (2,297), total bases (6,856) and extra-base hits (1,477), and he ranks among MLB's best in hits (3,771, third all time), games played (3,298, third) and runs scored (2,174, fourth).
    But it was Hammerin' Hank's sweet home run swing for which he was best known.

    A 6-foot, 180-pounder, Aaron broke Babe Ruth's hallowed home run mark less than a week into the 1974 season, slugging his record 715th off Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Al Downing in the fourth inning as 50,000-plus fans celebrated in Atlanta. In one of baseball's iconic moments, Aaron trotted around the basepaths -- despite briefly being interrupted by two fans -- and ultimately touched home plate, where teammates hoisted him, his parents embraced him and he was interviewed by a young Craig Sager.
    Aaron went on to play two more seasons and finished with 755 career home runs, a mark that stood as the major league record until Barry Bonds broke it in 2007.

    "We are absolutely devastated by the passing of our beloved Hank," Braves chairman Terry McGuirk said in a statement. "He was a beacon for our organization first as a player, then with player development, and always with our community efforts. His incredible talent and resolve helped him achieve the highest accomplishments, yet he never lost his humble nature. Henry Louis Aaron wasn't just our icon, but one across Major League Baseball and around the world. His success on the diamond was matched only by his business accomplishments off the field and capped by his extraordinary philanthropic efforts.

    "We are heartbroken and thinking of his wife Billye and their children Gaile, Hank, Jr., Lary, Dorinda and Ceci and his grandchildren."

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazy View Post
    he will always be considered the real home run king..

    Longtime MLB home run king Hank Aaron dies at 86
    RIP Hank... you were truly a "great one"!!!

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    His son lives in in the same cul-de-sac as I do, he is a trustfund child, probably in his late 40's that's just a guess. He moved here about 10 years ago and in that time I've never seen his dad at his house, always thought that was kinda strange. RIP OH Henry . Didn't they name a candy bar after him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by unionman View Post
    His son lives in in the same cul-de-sac as I do, he is a trustfund child, probably in his late 40's that's just a guess. He moved here about 10 years ago and in that time I've never seen his dad at his house, always thought that was kinda strange. RIP OH Henry . Didn't they name a candy bar after him?
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    Is the Oh Henry! candy bar named after Hall of Fame baseball great Hank Aaron? -- K.H., Hampton

    No. The Oh Henry! candy bar, which contains a combination of peanuts, caramel and fudge covered in chocolate, is not named for legendary baseball player Henry "Hammerin' Hank" Aaron.

    Created in 1920, the candy bar owes its name to happenstance. Williamson Candy Co. of Chicago, where it was created, had an employee named Henry. The young man was popular with the ladies and during his visits they would say, "Oh, Henry, will you do this for me? as a way to keep him around a bit longer. When it came time to name the new candy, a salesman hanging around the store remarked, "All you ever hear around here is "Oh, Henry!" -- so that's what they called the new candy bar.

    For many years it was rumored the candy was named after short-story author William Sydney Porter who used the pen name O. Henry or baseball great Hank Aaron.

    Both stories are false and have been disproved by Nestle Chocolate & Confections, the maker of Oh Henry!

    https://www.dailypress.com/news/dp-x...157-story.html
    Besides... in 1920... Hank was only 14 years old.

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    Thanks, I learned something. I think in 1920 Hank wasn't even a gleam in his old mans eyes yet, wasn't he 86 when he died?

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    Quote Originally Posted by unionman View Post
    Thanks, I learned something. I think in 1920 Hank wasn't even a gleam in his old mans eyes yet, wasn't he 86 when he died?
    You're right... I said that Hank was 14 in my last post but I was wrong... he wasn't born until 1934... 14 years after the candy bar came out.

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    I don't hear that very often, "your right" I guess the reason I thought the candy bar was named after him was I remember a tv commercial that showed Hank hitting a baseball during a game and they advertised the Oh Henry candy bar. I remember him going past the Great Bambino I turned 12 in the Fall of 1974. I can't believe it's been that many years and I'm this old. Good night and thanks for the info.

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