Monday, August 20, 2007


Hammerin' Hank

The following letter appeared in the August 13 Sports Illustrated. Tim Shullberg, who hails from Long Beach, California, provides us with an eloquent homage to Hammerin' Hank Aaron:

"Thank you, SI, for a great cover honoring Hank Aaron ('The People's King,' July 23). How pristine the image is -- no batting gloves, no wristbands, no gold chains or earrings, no body armor and not even pine tar. Just a man with a cylindrical piece of wood waiting on a horsehide sphere. Magnificent."

This is a smaller version of the photo that was the subject of Mr. Shullberg's letter:

Magnificent, indeed.

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