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Re: OT: Obituaries Thread
« Reply #462 on: January 08, 2021, 01:08:48 PM »
Rip  Tom Lasorda.

Incredibly colorful character and life, not without his own cringe worthy moments.

Probably the only human being in history to have his likeness in a photograph punched in the face in a movie.  What is it about Chevy Chase and memorable punches.?  He also doinked the Moose out front.
Never really cared for him but he was a great coach

died at 93
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« Reply #463 on: January 08, 2021, 01:17:55 PM »
I liked Tommy as a person and character

didn't like the Dodgers, but I liked Tommy
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« Reply #464 on: January 08, 2021, 02:10:06 PM »
When he went on a lecture tour promoting a book a buddy and I got tickets.He gave a good talk for about two hours.Read Jay Johnstone's "Temporary Insanity" lot of good LaSorda stories in it - funny book.RIP Tommy
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« Reply #465 on: January 08, 2021, 02:12:18 PM »
Rip  Tom Lasorda.
  He also doinked the Moose out front.
Wha..?
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« Reply #466 on: January 08, 2021, 02:35:23 PM »
wally world moose
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« Reply #467 on: January 08, 2021, 04:15:33 PM »
Wha..?
Chevy Chase punch, not Tommy Lasorda punch. 

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« Reply #468 on: January 08, 2021, 04:29:03 PM »
Clark Griswold

sorry folks... | National lampoons vacation, National lampoon's vacation,  Holiday road
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« Reply #469 on: January 08, 2021, 05:31:50 PM »
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« Reply #470 on: January 08, 2021, 06:11:39 PM »
R.I.P., Tommy.
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« Reply #471 on: January 22, 2021, 10:58:15 AM »
Hall of Famer and longtime home run king Henry Louis “Hank” Aaron died Friday morning, his daughter confirmed to WSB-TV in Atlanta. The Atlanta Braves legend was 86.

Aaron, a 25-time All-Star, played in MLB from 1954-76 almost entirely with the Braves organization first in Milwaukee and then in Atlanta. In 1957 he led the organization to their first World Series pennant since 1914. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1982.

He passed Babe Ruth’s on the all-time home run leaderboard in 1974 with his 715th shot. He finished his career with 755. It stood for decades until Barry Bonds passed him and set the mark at 762.

The slugger is still the game’s all-time leader in RBI (2,297) and total bases (6,856). He ranks third in career hits (3,771). The outfielder won three Gold Gloves as well as the National League batting titles in 1956 and 1959, the 1957 NL MVP award and the 1970 Lou Gehrig Memorial Award for character.

Aaron, who was born in Mobile, Alabama, in 1934, overcame racism in the deep south and received death threats while pursuing Babe Ruth’s record. He remained a role model up until his death. He joined civil rights leaders earlier in getting the COVID-19 vaccine earlier this moth to show Black Americans getting vaccinated is safe.
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« Reply #472 on: January 22, 2021, 11:14:13 AM »
Damn.

Also, I would have guessed he was nearly a decade younger than he was.  Not sure why, but I always think of him as being much younger than Mays

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« Reply #473 on: January 22, 2021, 11:43:47 AM »
We omitted Don Sutton, may he RIP as well.   Hank Aaron amazing life, one of the nicest celebrity/athletes I've ever met/been around.

Favorite Aaron story.  He and Johnny Logan drove some young fans home from the ballpark, as they didn't have a ride and it was starting to rain.  

Can you imagine?

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« Reply #474 on: January 22, 2021, 11:56:58 AM »
I can imagine Mike Trout giving a couple young fans a ride
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« Reply #475 on: January 22, 2021, 12:07:56 PM »

Aaron, a 25-time All-Star, played in MLB from 1954-76 almost entirely with the Braves organization first in Milwaukee and then in Atlanta. In 1957 he led the organization to their first World Series pennant since 1914. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1982.

how is that when he played 22 yrs?Anyway Aaron's still the home run king sorry Barry was juicing.
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