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“I didn’t know if I was leaving home to go play baseball with kids my age or grown men!” -Henry Aaron, 18, at the train station in Mobile, AL leaving to join the Indy Clowns in 1952. Five years later, OTD, he was NL MVP! @Braves @Brewers @MLB @MLB_PLAYERS @Royals @JPosnanski RT

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Greatest day of my life. Hank Aaron visits Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in KC. I get to follow him and write about it. Hank sees himself leaving for baseball...Man... @nlbmprez
 
Henry Aaron a los 18 años en la estación del tren en 1952,para unirse a losIndy Clowns, cinco años después MVP NL...
 
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I wish someone would do a biopic of Aaron. I only watched him at the end of his career as he was chasing Babe’s record but I have always been struck by his grace and dignity. I can’t imagine the pressure on him in ‘74. He is an under appreciated superstar.
 
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Hank Aaron played with The Indy Clowns for 3 months before The @Braves signed him for $10,000. His first whiff off @MiLB Baseball came in 1952 with The Eau Claire Bears (as a SS)! Aaron, The Bear: 87 G 345 AB .336 / .xxx / .493 .829+ “OPS” 9 HR ***BB & RBI were not tracked yet! pic.twitter.com/H6thqMcgMp
 
One of the very best. Ever. One of my dreams is to meet him one day.
 
We're so lucky he played 😌⚾️
 
 
All the feels, here. I’ve never seen this picture before! What an absolute inspiration he is.
 
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He’s hiding those quick hands when he swung the bat. He looks so young and small. Wow. But, THE HR king. Dont tweet at me. He is.
 
One of the best to ever play the game
 
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For all those stating “HR KING”...no. Aaron was much more than the hr king. Above avg defense, base runner, 3700+ hits! All with the BS he needed to put up with on a daily basis. One of the most underrated players in the history of the game.
 
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I met him after an All Time All Star game in Indianapolis in 1984. Met some legends that night. Aaron came out of the Hoosier Dome and immediately crossed the street to avoid the crowd that had gathered around DiMaggio. I saw him and went over and talked for a moment. pic.twitter.com/cpwYUeoSdb
 
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I read about about him when I was a kid and have loved baseball ever since
 
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100th anniversary celebration in Indy where it all began next year with Hank Aaron to be Guest of Honor?
 
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A true 5 tool player. If he is not in a class by himself, it sure doesn't take long to call roll in that class.
 
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As a kid I read a story that he broke the HR record on April 8th, my birthday. I’ve been number 44 ever since.
 
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Of all the athletes in the world, meeting Henry would be at the top of my list. I’ve followed since I was a little kid. My dad has always been amazed by Henry’s talent. He autographed a ball for me in 1975 and I still have it and will until I die.
 
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My first sports hero and the one and ONLY hr king.
 
 
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Was privileged to see him as a kid in New York when with Milwaukee and later in San Diego with Atlanta. My most prized memrobilia is an autographed picture made out to me. A great player and man!
 
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My favorite baseball player of all time.
 
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I Had A Hammer is a book everyone should read. Inspirational, detailed history of the times, and overall great reading.
 
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I saw one of those home runs go out of the park. My first trip to see them live. Awesome
 
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Amazing story , i keep a hank aaron statue on display in my house.i still remember getting his 74 topps card in a pack pic.twitter.com/uESNJXhdv6
 
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So many incredible achievements on and off the field. Easy to forget 🔨 was also only the third 30-30 man in MLB history.
 
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It still kills me that he could have played his entire HOF career in Boston. He signed with the Braves a year before they moved to Milwaukee. Five years later, they beat the Yankees in the post-season; the Red Sox wouldn't do that for almost another 50 years.
 
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I wish we could get more recognition for the museum, and the people who keep it going.
 
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Such a classic photo. Can see a scared young man, but the greatness inside of him would soon shine thru. A Legend For All of Time!!
 
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Met Mr. Aaron once as he worked out at a physical therapy practice I once worked at long after he retired. Shook his hand... his wrists looked like pine logs. I wonder if a scout saw this young man in this picture today would see him as “projectable” #Goat
 
 
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Such a great picture. Such innocence and concern. Man o man did he succeed. Maybe the greatest of all time.
 
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Answer: grown men and he acquitted himself pretty well.
 
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Cool, I have seen this picture before, and I never get tired of it. Hank sure has a serious look on his face.
 
 
 
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That bag next to him contains everything he was at that point. From humble beginnings to arguably the greatest baseball player ever! Love the Hammer!
 
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The Hammer and Pistol Pete were my first sports heroes. Them and Dawgs Andy Johnson & Glynn Harrison.
 
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My favorite player of all time. Great player and even better man. I met him years ago at an Arizona Fall League game. He signed a ball for me as he sat beside another great, Frank Robinson, in the press box. #GOAT
 
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The all time “legit” home run king. A class act all the way!
 
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I remember watching him hit his 715th to pass the Babe off Al Downing and become the home run king
 

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