Real Hank Aaron: An Intimate Look at the Life and Legacy of the Home Run King

Real Hank Aaron: An Intimate Look at the Life and Legacy of the Home Run King

by Terence Moore
Real Hank Aaron: An Intimate Look at the Life and Legacy of the Home Run King

Real Hank Aaron: An Intimate Look at the Life and Legacy of the Home Run King

by Terence Moore

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Overview

A heartfelt portrait of Hank Aaron, featuring nearly 40 years of stories plus never-before-told insights from the home run king

When journalist Terence Moore was 12 years old, he treasured his poster of Henry Aaron. Years later, Aaron would sign it for him: "Best wishes to Terry." Later still, Moore would be named an honorary pall bearer at the home run king's funeral, staying up late into the night with Aaron's widow, Billye, to get the obituary just right for the program.

Friends and family knew Aaron as quick-witted, hilarious, and fiercely opinionated beyond what was shown in public. With the encouragement of Aaron's family, Moore now shares this intimate perspective on the baseball legend, the culmination of decades of friendship and correspondence. The Real Hank Aaron captures the icon's contagious laugh and pointed views, from the depth of his admiration for Jackie Robinson to his true thoughts on Barry Bonds and the steroid era. 

Also featuring Aaron's views on race, politics, media, and sports fandom, this is a charming and illuminating glimpse at the man outside the spotlight.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781629379883
Publisher: Triumph Books
Publication date: 05/17/2022
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 629,229
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Terence Moore is a sports journalist who spent 25 years with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. In addition to his appearances on national and local television, he has written for outlets including Forbes, the San Francisco Examiner, the Cincinnati Enquirer, and MLB.com. Moore teaches journalism at Miami University, his alma mater.

Table of Contents

Foreword Dusty Baker 11

Introduction 15

First Inning The Nursing Home 29

Second Inning Greatest Ever 37

Third Inning Hank, Jackie, and Destiny 51

Fourth Inning Jackie Robinson 75

Fifth Inning Blacks in Baseball 105

Sixth Inning Becoming Jackie and Hank 131

Seventh Inning Hank's Dixiecrats on the Braves 169

Eighth Inning Barry Bonds 197

Ninth Inning The Haters 217

Extra Innings His Sense of Humor, Business Savvy, and More 235

Epilogue 263

Acknowledgments 271

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