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Хэнк Аарон

Дата рождения: 5. Февраль 1934


Генри Луис Аарон — в прошлом профессиональный бейсболист, аутфилдер. Был известен под прозвищем «Молоток». В Главной лиге бейсбола дебютировал 13 апреля 1954 года за «Милуоки Брэйвз». Выступал также за команды «Атланта Брэйвз» , «Милуоки Брюэрс» . Всего в МЛБ отыграл 23 сезона. Последнюю игру провёл 3 октября 1976 года.

Во время переезда «Брэйвз» в Атланту в 1965 имел на счету 398 хоум-ранов; в 1974 году побил рекорд Бейба Рута по хоум-ранам. Рекорды Аарона по числу хоум-ранов , дополнительных ударов на базу и перебежек после ударов остаются непревзойдёнными, и только Тай Кобб и Пит Роуз превзошли его по числу ударов . Аарон считается одним из лучших хиттеров за всю историю бейсбола. В 1982 году его имя было занесено в Зал славы бейсбола. В 1999 году был включён в список 100 величайших бейсболистов всех времен под № 5.

Цитаты Хэнк Аарон

„I never smile when I have a bat in my hands. That's when you've got to be serious.“

— Hank Aaron
Context: I never smile when I have a bat in my hands. That's when you've got to be serious. When I get out on the field, nothing's a joke to me. I don't feel like I should walk around with a smile on my face. As quoted in the July 31, 1956 issue of The Milwaukee Journal; reproduced in Baseball's Greatest Quotations : An Illustrated Treasury of Baseball Quotations and Historical Lore https://books.google.com/books?id=468IU6sa2VYC&pg=PA2&dq=%22I+never+smile+when+I+have+a+bat+in+my+hands%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi74bmMysjVAhWoz4MKHfK7AmsQ6AEILjAB#v=onepage&q=%22I%20never%20smile%20when%20I%20have%20a%20bat%20in%20my%20hands%22&f=false (2009) by Paul Dickson, p. 2


„I'm not trying to make anyone forget the Babe; but only to remember Hank Aaron.“

— Hank Aaron
When asked how he felt breaking Babe Ruth's record of 714 home runs, as quoted in "I Just Want People to Remember Hank Aaron" by Tom Saladino (AP), in The Mexia Daily News (July 27, 1974)

„Guessing what the pitcher is going to throw is 80 percent of being a successful hitter. The other 20 percent is just execution. The mental aspects of hitting were especially important to me. I was strictly a guess hitter, which meant I had to have a thorough knowledge of every pitcher I came up against and develop a strategy for hitting him. My method was to identify the pitches a certain pitcher had and eliminate all but one or two and then wait for them. One advantage I had was quick wrists. Another advantage—and one that all good hitters have—was my eyesight. Sometimes I could read the pitcher's grip on the ball before he ever released it and be able to tell what pitch he was throwing. I never worried about the fastball. They couldn't throw it past me, none of them.“

— Hank Aaron
From I Had a Hammer (1990) by Aaron, with Lonnie Wheeler; as reproduced in Hank Aaron https://books.google.com/books?id=tcPC-qgM8McC&pg=PA48&lpg=PA48&dq=%22Guessing+what+the+pitcher+is+going+to+throw+is+80+percent+of+being+a+successful+hitter.+The+other+20+percent+is+just+execution.%22&source=bl&ots=QZ81enT7WV&sig=NL9G0fGgcTJGfc6oVOYvuzBV2sI&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjQu9DFxcjVAhUEwYMKHdamDmsQ6AEIOzAE#v=onepage&q=%22Guessing%20what%20the%20pitcher%20is%20going%20to%20throw%20is%2080%20percent%20of%20being%20a%20successful%20hitter.%20The%20other%2020%20percent%20is%20just%20execution.%22&f=false (2007) by Jamie Poolos, p. 48

„Hello, Stonefingers.“

— Hank Aaron
Greeting his powerful but defensively challenged colleague, Dick Stuart (and thus coining Stu's new nickname in the process), on August 5, 1963, just prior to the annual Hall-of-Fame exhibition game; as quoted in "Stuart Ranks Next to Foxx" by Harold Kaese, in The Boston Globe (August 16, 1963)


„Didn't come up here to read. Came up here to hit.“

— Hank Aaron
Response to Yogi Berra, who told him to turn his bat around so he could see the trademark during the 1957 World Series, as quoted in Bartlett's Book of Anecdotes (2000) by Clifton Fadiman and André Bernard


— Hank Aaron
When asked who was the last player as good as César Cedeño to come into the league, as quoted in "Cedeno Is No. 1 in Baseball" https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=%22who+was+the+last+player+as+good+as+Cedeno%22&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8 by United Press Interntional, in The Bonham Daily Favorite (July 30, 1972)

„There wasn't any pitcher I felt I couldn't get a hit off.“

— Hank Aaron
As quoted in The Greatest Team of All Time: As Selected by Baseball's Immortals, from Ty Cobb to Willie Mays (1994), compiled by Nicholas Acoccella and Donald Dewey, p. 3

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