Braves' Freeman celebrates his new baby 'twins with a twist'
NL MVP Freddie Freeman has followed his big season with the Atlanta Braves with an even more memorable offseason. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)Freddie Freeman found a way to top the double honors of winning the NL MVP and Hank Aaron Award. He describes his babies, Brandon and Maximus Turner, as his “twins with a twist.”The twist is they were born six weeks apart. Freeman's wife, Chelsea, gave birth to Brandon on Dec. 30. For now, however, his focus is on his two baby boys — and perhaps a baby girl down the road.
Black MLB players, executives strive to diversify baseball
But today's Black baseball stars? "And I'm like, ‘You know, there are Black baseball players.’ They talk about Black basketball players as well. AdMarketing the game's best Black players was one of many topics discussed by a five-person panel of current MLB players, executives and coaches. “But obviously I didn't really care because I loved it.”AdThe number of Black players in MLB has been dwindling for years, hovering around 8% of the league in recent seasons. Brinson said that's one reason he's proud to be in the The Players Alliance, which is a group of more than 100 Black current and former professional baseball players.
The Hammer makes one last trip to spot where he hit No. 715
A photograph of Henry "Hank" Aaron, longtime Atlanta Braves player and Hall of Famer, sits outside his casket during his funeral on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 at Friendship Baptist Church in Atlanta. (Kevin D. Liles/Atlanta Braves via AP, Pool)ATLANTA – The Hammer made one last trip to the spot where he hit No. “Hank Aaron never bragged about anything — except carrying Georgia for me in 1992." “Just his presence, before he hit a hit, changed this city,” the 88-year-old Young said. A longtime Braves fan, Carter noted he was at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium the night Aaron hit his iconic home run.
WATCH LIVE: Hank Aaron funeral service
ATLANTA – A private funeral service for Hank Aaron will be held Wednesday at Friendship Baptist Church in AtlantaAaron will be buried at historic South-View Cemetery, the city’s oldest Black cemetery, where he will be interred alongside civil rights leaders such as John Lewis, Julian Bond and Martin Luther King Sr. The baseball legend died in his sleep from natural causes last week at the age of 86. Related Stories:
Baseball gathers behind home plate to honor Hammerin' Hank
(Kevin D. Liles/Atlanta Braves via AP Pool)ATLANTA – Brian Snitker choked back tears as he remembered Hank Aaron’s affection for those who didn’t possess his unparalleled talent on the baseball field. During his post-playing career running the Atlanta Braves farm system, the Hammer had a penchant for looking beyond the can’t-miss prospects. Noting the 10 Baseball of Famers who have died in the past year, Manfred said Aaron “belongs on our sport’s Mount Rushmore. “The reason I’m here today is because of Hank Aaron,” Snitker said, pausing to maintain his composure. “Hank was very instrumental in me becoming an Atlanta Brave,” Jones said.
Passage: Baseball great Hank Aaron
Passage: Baseball great Hank Aaron "Sunday Morning" host Jane Pauley looks back at the life of Hall of Famer Hank Aaron, who in 1974 overcame racist threats and abuse to break one of the most coveted records in all of sports: Babe Ruth's career home run record.cbsnews.com
Aaron's death prompts call to change name: Braves to Hammers
(AP Photo/John Bazemore)ATLANTA – As his adopted hometown mourned Hank Aaron's death, some fans called on the Atlanta Braves to change their name to the Hammers in his honor. The NFL's Atlanta Falcons, Major League Soccer's Atlanta United and Georgia Tech's football team all announced they would retire Aaron's trademark No. The Hammer spent nearly all of his 23-year career with the Braves, whose nickname has drawn some criticism as being offensive to Native Americans. The Braves have steadfastly resisted calls to change their name, saying they view it as a tribute to Native Americans rather than a slur. There has been no indication that Aaron's death would change the team's stance on its Braves nickname.
Hank Aaron, baseball legend, remembered after death
Hank Aaron, baseball legend, remembered after death Baseball is mourning the loss of one of its all-time greats on and off the field. MLB legend and pioneer Hank Aaron died on Friday at the age of 86. Jim Axelrod looks back on the Hall of Fame slugger's indelible mark on the sport that came with a steep and ugly price.cbsnews.com
Hank Aaron, baseball legend and civil rights icon, dies at 86
Hank Aaron, baseball legend and civil rights icon, dies at 86 Hank Aaron, one of baseball's greatest players, died at age 86. What made him great wasn't just what he did, but how he did it. Jim Axelrod pays tribute to the baseball legend.cbsnews.com
Hank Aaron, legendary baseball slugger, dies at age 86
Baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron, who rose from poverty in segregated Alabama to become one of the greatest players of all time, has died. Aaron "died peacefully in his sleep," the Atlanta Braves said in a statement Friday. There was no information immediately available about when Aaron died or the cause of death. "We are absolutely devastated by the passing of our beloved Hank," Braves Chairman Terry McGuirk said in a statement. At age 40, Hammerin' Hank Aaron broke the mark on April 8, 1974, while playing with the Atlanta Braves.cnbc.com