Tag Archives: Hank Aaron

The Walk-down Song

In 1880, the National League changed the rules so that eight balls instead of nine were required for a walk. In 1884, the National League changed the rules so that six balls were required for a walk. In 1886, the … Continue reading

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Mike Night for the Ultimate Dodger Dog

L.A. Dodgers-broadcasting legend Vin Scully plans on returning to the mike in 2015. This would be his sixty-sixth straight season with the Dodgers. Robust at eighty-six, Bronx native Scully does things the traditional way—as could only be expected. He solos … Continue reading

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Biopic of Hank Aaron

The Hollywood Reporter announces a film on Hank Aaron. It will be made by the director of The Natural. As he approached and surpassed Babe Ruth’s sacrosanct lifetime home-run record, Aaron—who was playing in Atlanta at the time—was subject to … Continue reading

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The Man

I want to thank my writing partner Martin for his dispatch from Finland. I was wondering if he’d give us a Wilsonian allusion: Edmund that is. And he did! . . . Although Martin is The Man, I want to … Continue reading

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You Can’t Count on Anything

Something new always happens in baseball. I (Evander) don’t know if this is a first, but I cannot remember it happening. (I do remember this oddity: One of former lifetime home-run champion Hank Aaron’s round-trippers [cricket fans: baseballspeak for “home … Continue reading

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Let’s Not Forget April 23

April 23, 1952, Hall of Fame knuckleball relief specialist Hoyt Wilhelm hit a home run in his very first time at bat in the big leagues. Even though he played in 1,069 more games, it would be his only home … Continue reading

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Honoring Jackie Robinson

Today is Jackie Robinson Day. Every player in Major League Baseball wears his number, 42, which has been retired from all of baseball. (Only one ballplayer still puts on the number every day: Mariano Rivera.) It’s a day to reflect … Continue reading

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