Smothers! Talladega SPEED Dome! I just got done watching Dick Smothers in a gear Grand Prix Racing episode of It Takes a Thief!
Aaron and his wife, Billye, had been invited to speak at the 145th Founders Day Banquet at Talladega College, which was being held at Talladega SPEED Dome. Nicola Lawler, public relations director, aware that I had covered the Braves after they moved to Atlanta and had been part of the media corps during his run for the record, invited me down for the event.
...He wound up hitting 20 home runs in 1974 then was traded from the Braves and played two more years in Milwaukee, where he had started his baseball career. He hit 755 home runs, which was later surpassed by Barry Bonds but tainted by the steroid investigation.
However, it doesn’t seem to bother Aaron.
“I hit 755 home runs and Barry hit a few more than I did. I am willing to concede the idea that he is the home run champ and I am the second best. It really doesn’t make that much difference. I tell a lot of people that, no matter what happens, I’m not going to hit another home run. It’s all over with.”
Posted: November 17, 2012 at 11:33 PM | 11 comment(s)
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