Hank Proposal - chose into the major league but also for...

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Dusty Carroll KNH 279 7-02-11 Hank Aaron the Man with the Hammer The title of my paper is “Hank Aaron the Man with the Hammer,” the title of the book is “I had a Hammer.” Author of the book is the man himself Hank Aaron. I am a huge sports fan and baseball is probably my favorite. I have always been interested in the history of baseball and have seen just about every movie that has to do with it. So when I seen that this book was one of my choices, it was a no brainer to me to pick it. The book focuses on the bitter aspects of racism in baseball in the 1950’s. How Hank Aaron had tremendous pressure put on him, not just his team, family and friends but also the entire African American race. Mr. Aaron was tired of white baseball players with less talent being chosen over blacks strictly because of their skin color. Not just
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Unformatted text preview: chose into the major league but also for countless awards, the whites had the advantage and everyone knew it. Hank received criticism in many news articles and became upset with such writings that in the end just fueled his fire to the top. Hank is still today considered one of the greatest baseball players in history and is why I believe that this book will fit well within our class. Not to mention Hank breaking numerous records and to be the first African American to hold the home run record, achieve the gold glove award, MVP award and played in the all-star game every year from 1955 to 1975. With that being said, Hank is arguably the greatest baseball player ever, why wouldnt we want to learn about this man and the legend of Hank Aaron....
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