This weekend marks the start of the spring 2020 Major League Baseball exhibition schedule.
It was in a spring many years ago that I got to meet and interview one of my boyhood idols: the legendary and once home run king Hank Aaron.
Now, when I was growing up, Ernie Banks of the Cubs was my main man, but Hank Aaron was right up there – and not just because we share a birthday. In 1974, Aaron broke the record that had stood for decades: Babe Ruth’s 714 lifetime home runs. Aaron’s record stood until Barry Bonds broke itt in 2007.
So here now is my interview with Hammerin’ Hank from 1991.
Hank Aaron celebrated his 86th birthday a couple of weeks ago.