Henry Lewis Aaron (Hank) was born in Mobile, Alabama, February 5, 1934. His baseball career started on November, 20, 1951, as he got a contract with the Indianapolis Clowns of the Negro American League where he played as shortstop and started getting Major League Baseball (MLB) offers.
After a long battle with Cancer, Hall of Famer Phil Niekro passed away in his sleep, December 26, 2020, at age 81 in Atlanta, Georgia. He started as a reliever for the Milwaukee Braves, April 15, 1964. By 1967,
Chase Elliott joins his daddy, Bill Elliott as a NASCAR champion. He was already NASCAR’s most popular driver now he is the CUP Champion too. At the final race in Phoenix he led the most laps, 153, after starting at the rear of the field.
Here are some awesome clips of ball girls showing up the major league baseball players!
Chase Elliott continues his domination of road courses, winning his third in a row Sunday 08/16/20. They have been sounding the siren in Dawsonville, Georgia since the 80’s everytime an Elliott wins. It started with Awesome Bill from Dawsonville and now for his son Chase! Watch this video….
I watched the 2019, historical racing film, Ford v Ferrari on Netflix DVD. It is the story of how Ford got into the racing scene. Matt Damon is Carroll Shelby and Christian Bell is Ken Miles in this accurate recount of the 24 hours of Daytona and Le Man races of 1966. They do a great job and the racing scenes are great. I give it 4.7 out of 5.
Wiffle ball was invented in 1953 by David Mullaney who wanted a ball, that was really easy to curve, for his 12 year old son. It got its name because they would refer to a strikeout as a whiff.
I loved playing in my backyard with a friend. You can throw all sorts of exaggerated curves. I used to hit with my regular baseball bat, which was good practice for the real thing. The ball, on the left, is one I actually used as a kid (notice the repairs!) The Variety Store, in Alpharetta Georgia, always carried wiffle balls that came in boxes like the one above. From Wikipedia: The Wiffle Ball is about the same size as a regulation baseball, but is hollow, lightweight, of resilient plastic, and no more than 1/8 inch (3 mm) thick. One half is perforated with eight .75-inch (19 mm) oblong holes; the other half is non-perforated.Continue reading “Wiffle Ball”
So close, Chase Elliott comes in second right behind Denny Hamlin. The race in Homestead Florida was delayed for hours by rain and lightning but they finally completed it under the lights.
John Zook, right defensive end for the Atlanta Falcons from 1969-1972 just passed away after a fight with cancer.
I remember him playing, opposite Hall of Famer Claude Humphrey (left defensive end) and even going to some of the games at Atlanta Stadium. He never missed a game, had a career 4 interceptions and got the first safety in the Falcons history. He was 72.