One of the first posters hung in my room as a boy was this photograph from Sports Illustrated of Hank Aaron’s 715th home run. I didn’t follow the Braves or Aaron, but my parents gave me the poster and I liked it.
I wouldn’t call myself a Braves fan now, but I do closely follow the team. Thanks to TBS, I have had the pleasure of watching the brilliance of Maddux, Glavine and Smoltz, of watching Andruw Jones catch everything hit anywhere near centerfield, and of watching the career of Chipper Jones’ career unfold. I hope that he can have a good, healthy final season. In five years, I expect to see him elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, as he deservedly should be, but I doubt that he will be a unanimous choice.
Photo credits: Steve Avery, John Smoltz, Pete Smith, Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, by Ronald C Modra/Getty Hank Aaron, by Herb Scharfman/Getty