Signed by Aaron on front free endpaper. Hank Aaron is an American icon. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed.
It shows Aaron fight against prejustice to evenutually break a record that he would be scorned and have his life threatend before he could break it. Great insights on his unique hitting approach, and his evolution from a line drive hitter who wanted to hit .400 for a season to a home run hitter who did not aim for tape-measure distance - finally culminating in his pursuit of Babe Ruth's career record. 'I Had A Hammer' is story from the heart. The commissioner of baseball threatened to fine Aaron if he took days off while his team, the Atlanta Braves, played in other cities, and when Aaron finally passed the Babe, the commissioner did not come to Atlanta to witness the event.
But the world also left its mark on him.No Kindle device required. Hank Aaron is not only known for his phenomenal baseball talents, but also for being a gentleman. Also his triumph of breaking Babe Ruth's all time career home run record also winning in a white man's world. 'I Had A Hammer' is story from the heart.
His story is seldom told or mysticized like other baseball gods. The spine remains undamaged. And when Aaron spoke of this, or when he wondered aloud why blacks weren't getting more opportunities in baseball management positions, the white media labelled him a bitter racist. Modern players like Mark McGwire and Ken Griffey, Jr. may eventually challenge Aaron's mark, benefitting from an offensive era the game has never before seen, an era in which players routinely hit fifty home runs in a season, a number rarely approached in Aaron's day, but they won't win batting titles on the way, and they surely won't end their careers with 3,000 hits. Get this from a library! I like a biography from time to time, especially when it refers to the city I live in and shares the life of such an outstanding man.I bought this book for my son who has a great love for sports and heard about the book and wanted to read it. The week I bought it there was an article in the paper about expanding the Hank Aaron bust area at the Eau Claire baseball stadium to a local baseball hall of fame. Seller Inventory # 001345. Really interesting and has some neat pictures about hank and his career with Milwaukee and Atlanta and his fame leading up to the big 715 and all the way to 755 homeruns. Please try againSorry, we failed to record your vote. ” Ended: Jul 10, 2020. There are a few pages about his time here and being one of two blacks in the whole city. But what shines through this memoir is the sheer brilliance of Aaron as a ballplayer. Book and jacket both in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. Please try again. The man who shattered Babe Ruth's lifetime home run record, Henry "Hammering Hank" Aaron left his indelible mark on professional baseball and the world. Statistics show that he is an excellent all-round player, probably better than most fans make him out to be. Get this from a library! American professional baseball player Hank Aaron was selected for 25 All-Star Games during a major-league career that lasted 23 seasons (1954–76) and that saw him breaking records that had been set by some of the greatest hitters in baseball, including Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb.
I had a hammer : the Hank Aaron story. Please try againSorry, we failed to record your vote. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read I Had a Hammer: The Hank Aaron Story. Baltimore was still a year away from the American League, and there wouldn’t be a team below the Mason-Dixon line until the Colt 45’s set up in Houston in 1962.
Hank Aaron Booklist Hank Aaron Message Board Detailed plot synopsis reviews of I Had a Hammer: the Hank Aaron Story Written with Lonnie Wheeler, this book tells the story of Henry Aaron, the home-run king who surpassed Babe Ruth's record in 1974. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations In 1953, the major leagues were no farther South than St. Louis and Cincinnati. First edition, first printing. 24: Life Stories and Lessons from the Say Hey Kid Please try againSorry, we failed to record your vote. For my money, Hank Aaron is the greatest all-around hitter of all-time, and his book isn't bad either. The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America's Childhood Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations Unable to add item to Wish List.
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