There’s a reason I love me some Henry Aaron, and it’s not just those great tasting candy bars. Read his take on politics and the Obama presidency. This from a man who dealt with death threats if he ever had the nerve to surpass Babe Ruth’s home run record. Well, he not only had the nerve, and the power, to break the Babe, but he did so without performance enhancing drugs. Oh, Henry!!
“Georgia Power:” Photo taken by Ron Sherman of then Atlanta Vice-Mayor Maynard Jackson attending the wedding of baseball legend Hank Aaron, 1973; one year before he would go on to break Babe Ruth’s homerun record.
Jackson would go on to be elected Mayor to non-consecutive terms, lead the coalition that attracted the 1996 Olympic Games to Atlanta. The city would later add his name to the famed Hartsfield International Airport in his honor. #ATL #clubrelaford #hankaaron #maynardjackson #ronsherman
Baseball record breaker/setter #HankAaron was born on this day in 1934. This makes him an Aquarius (which is not a #Scorpio, so whatever). Fun Fact: People often mispronounce his surname as /â'rän/, but it’s actually pronounced /A'A'rän/. #BlackHistoryMonth #MLB