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Bronze Statue, Special Terrace to Honor Hank Aaron at SunTrust Park

Atlanta Braves LogoWhen fans make their first visit to SunTrust Park this year, they will have the opportunity to see the various ways the Atlanta Braves have attempted to preserve Hank Aaron‘s legacy and historical accomplishments via tributes constructed throughout their new ballpark.  Read more here.

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Home Run King Hank Aaron Visits Capital City Stadium

Columbia Blowfish BlueyBaseball legend Hank Aaron, 79, was in Columbia (SC) Wednesday night to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Capitol City Stadium, home of the summer collegiate Columbia Blowfish (Coastal Plain League).  This is likely the final year of baseball at the stadium where Aaron played his last minor league game in 1953.  Read more and view news report hereWatch 13:20 minute interview with Hammerin’ Hank at the park here.

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Carson Park Celebrates 75 Years

Historic Carson Park, home of the summer collegiate Eau Claire Express (Northwoods League), is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year.  Many players coming up through the ranks did their time at the old stadium, including home-run king Hank Aaron, who is honored with a statue on the front plaza, Joe Torre, and Bob “Mr. Baseball” UeckerRead more and view news clip here.

Carson Park, BallparkHunter.com

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