I hope that carl is ok.
They missed a huge birthday today...not listed:
"This annual holiday commemorates the birthday of John Jeffries who was born on this day in 1744. Dr. Jeffries, a scientist and a surgeon, is considered to be one of America’s first weather observers. He kept weather records from 1774 to 1816. Jeffries took his first balloon observation in 1784."
Henry "Hank" Aaron was born in Alabama three years after Willie Mays, 85 years ago Tuesday. Now, all this time later, Aaron is as much the conscience and the soul of baseball as any man alive. But we don't just celebrate a great baseball life. We celebrate a great American life.
Aaron was the man who came out of the Deep South and then played for the Atlanta Braves the night he broke Babe Ruth's all-time home run record. Then and now, he was a figure of immense grace, to go along with all his immense talent in the game of baseball.
"What a marvelous moment for baseball," Vin Scully said on television that night when Aaron hit home run No. 715. "What a marvelous moment for Atlanta and the state of Georgia. What a marvelous moment for the country and the world."
Aaron ended up hitting 755 home runs in the big leagues, 41 more than Ruth, doing so across 23 seasons. He never hit 50 in a season even though he exceeded 40 eight times. Aaron never played with the flash or swagger of Mays, but he had a beautiful game and a beautiful swing. Former Met Ron Swoboda always had the same frame of reference when describing excellence, in any field of endeavor, when he was working in television.
Awesome pick silverspiker:
I wish I would have listened to Vin Scully's call...
... He was the man with the Golden voice in my book.... I am not a Dodger's fan.... however.... whenever I needed to lower my blood pressure and take a major chill pilll .... I would tune in somehow just to here his voice...