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Braves | Aaron visits camp, addresses lack of blacks in baseball

Mon, 22 Feb 2010 23:33:16 -0800

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports former Atlanta Braves OF Hank Aaron visited the Braves' spring camp and noticed some black players but not enough, something he thinks is a problem for Major League Baseball. "It's encouraging, but I'd like to see more," Aaron said. "I think we're on the right track, but it dampens my spirit when I come up to spring training and I look at the kids I'm not talking about tomorrow, I'm talking about right now and don't see any black kids…. And this is a scene that you see all over the major leagues. This is not only with the Braves. You can go to any ballclub and you see the same thing… Something needs to be done about it."

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MLB | Aaron forgives McGwire

Tue, 12 Jan 2010 11:46:17 -0800

Tom Singer, of MLB.com, reports former OF Hank Aaron offered his forgiveness to St. Louis Cardinals hitting coach Mark McGwire after he admitted to using steroids during his playing career. "He has my forgiveness," Aaron said. "If that's all that stands in the way between him being inducted into Cooperstown, we should all forgive him."

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MLB | Aaron: Release the names

Wed, 05 Aug 2009 04:25:16 -0700

According to an Associated Press report, former Atlanta Braves OF Hank Aaron wants the 104 names on the 2003 steroid list made public. Aaron said releasing the list would help Major League Baseball get past the so-called "Steroid Era." Aaron also told reporters more has to be done to get African-Americans interested in baseball and that Pete Rose should be in the Hall of Fame.

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MLB | Baseball to dedicate permanent HOF exhibit for Aaron

Tue, 17 Mar 2009 23:26:31 -0700

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the National Baseball Hall of Fame will dedicate a permanent exhibit for Atlanta Braves OF Hank Aaron beginning April 25. Titled Chasing The Dream, the exhibit will feature artifacts from Aaron's career including the bat and ball used to hit home run No. 714 to tie Babe Ruth, the bats and balls from his 3,000th hit, 500th and 600th home run and the balls hit to record his 755th homer and 2,210th RBI.

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MLB | Aaron thinks Bonds should keep record

Fri, 13 Feb 2009 18:42:38 -0800

ESPN.com reports former MLB OF Hank Aaron said he thinks free-agent OF Barry Bonds (Giants) should keep the all-time home run record, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "If you did that, you'd have to go back and change all kinds of records, and the [home run] record was very important to me. It's probably the most hallowed record out there, as far as I'm concerned, but it's now in the hands of somebody else. It belongs to Barry," Aaron said.

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MLB | Aaron's boyhood home restored

Sun, 02 Nov 2008 19:22:34 -0800

The Associated Press reports former Atlanta Braves OF Hank Aaron's childhood home has now been moved to GasLight Park at Hank Aaron Stadium in Mobile, Ala., where a groundbreaking ceremony was held Thursday, Oct. 30. The house will be restored to look like it did when it was built in 1942 and will be turned into the Hank Aaron Museum and Learning Center.

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MLB | Aaron to receive honorary degree

Tue, 13 May 2008 11:36:37 -0700

The Associated Press reports former MLB OF Hank Aaron will receive an honorary law degree from Concordia University in Wisconsin. Aaron will deliver the commencement speech Saturday, May 17.

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MLB | Aaron's mother passes away

Tue, 08 Apr 2008 16:38:54 -0700

The Associated Press reports Estella Aaron, mother of former major league OF Hank Aaron, passed away Monday, April 7. KFFL sends its condolences to Aaron and his family.

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MLB | Aaron believes MLB will survive steroids era

Tue, 19 Feb 2008 13:18:08 -0800

Paul Newberry, of The Associated Press reports former MLB OF Hank Aaron said he believes MLB will be able to survive the steroids era in baseball. "I think baseball is trying to clean up its act. It's unfortunate for baseball, but baseball has been through some tough times. It went through the White Sox scandal and survived. It went through a lot of things and survived. It's going to survive this, too," Aaron said. Aaron did not have an opinion on if free-agents OF Barry Bonds (Giants) and SP Roger Clemens (Yankees) deserve to be in the Hall of Fame.

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MLB | Rodriguez, Yankees clear contract hurdle

Sat, 24 Nov 2007 23:43:25 -0800

Murray Chass, of The New York Times, reports 3B Alex Rodriguez (Yankees) and the New York Yankees have agreed in principle to a marketing deal that would reward Rodriguez for each time he reaches a career home run milestone in a Yankee uniform. As a portion of the Yankees' current contract offer, Rodriguez would receive $6 million when he matches the career home run totals of Willie Mays (660), Babe Ruth (714), Hank Aaron (755) and free agent OF Barry Bonds (762), and for when he tops Bonds. The office of Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig and the players union reportedly approved the deal, which was believed to be an important piece of New York's offer. With the milestones, Rodriguez could potentially make a total salary of $305 million over 10 years under the Yankees' current proposal.

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