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145 It's nice to get attention and favors: It's nice to get attention and favors: Roger Angell, Roger Angell, Once More Around the Park: A Baseball Reader Once More Around the Park: A Baseball Reader (New York: Ballantine Books, 1991), p. 150. (New York: Ballantine Books, 1991), p. 150.

146 You always knew he was a serious man: You always knew he was a serious man: interview with Joe Torre. interview with Joe Torre.

147 Soon, a routine formed: Soon, a routine formed: interview with Henry Aaron. interview with Henry Aaron.

148 My mother was so mad: My mother was so mad: interview with Ted Williams. interview with Ted Williams.

149 I remember it well: I remember it well: interview with Henry Aaron. interview with Henry Aaron.



150 a lone black fellow who played baseball: a lone black fellow who played baseball: interview with Howard Chinn. interview with Howard Chinn.

151 Stump came away with a story: Stump came away with a story: Al Stump, "Hank Aaron: Public Image vs. Private Reality," Al Stump, "Hank Aaron: Public Image vs. Private Reality," Sport Sport, August 1964.

152 I know I did not make it easy: I know I did not make it easy: interview with Henry Aaron. interview with Henry Aaron.

153 Things are as bad: Things are as bad: James Baldwin, James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time The Fire Next Time (New York: Dial, 1963), p. 59. (New York: Dial, 1963), p. 59.

154 We've been waiting all this time: We've been waiting all this time: Jackie Robinson, Jackie Robinson, Baseball Has Done It Baseball Has Done It. (1964; reprint, Brooklyn, New York: IG Publishing, 2005), p. 139.

155 I was sensitive to what they would face: I was sensitive to what they would face: interview with Henry Aaron. interview with Henry Aaron.

156 I've read some newspapermen saying: I've read some newspapermen saying: Robinson, Robinson, Baseball Has Done It Baseball Has Done It, p. 134.

I never knew Jackie said that: interview with Henry Aaron. interview with Henry Aaron.

157 It never did any good: It never did any good: interview with Henry Aaron. interview with Henry Aaron.

158 People have been treating this man: People have been treating this man: interview with Allan Tanenbaum. interview with Allan Tanenbaum.

159 It always bothered me: It always bothered me: interview with Bill White. interview with Bill White.

160 Henry Aaron is a nice man: Henry Aaron is a nice man: interview with Furman Bisher. interview with Furman Bisher.

161 Pursuant to general agreement: Pursuant to general agreement: Manuscript Division, Library of Congress. Manuscript Division, Library of Congress.

162 Fred Lowey called: Fred Lowey called: ibid. ibid.

163 I think Fred Lowey: I think Fred Lowey: ibid. ibid.

164 That was when the old man: That was when the old man: Manuscript Division, Library of Congress. Manuscript Division, Library of Congress.

165 My Dear Larry: My Dear Larry: ibid. ibid.

166 Dear Dick: Dear Dick: ibid. ibid.

167 Dear Mr. O'Malley: Dear Mr. O'Malley: ibid. ibid.

168 " "Nobody," Selig would say, hit more home runs: interview with Bud Selig. interview with Bud Selig.

169 The Camel Mildness Test: The Camel Mildness Test: Milwaukee Journal Milwaukee Journal, April 16, 1951.

170 He was such a good, open man: He was such a good, open man: interview with Joe Torre. interview with Joe Torre.

171 It was almost from the time we met: It was almost from the time we met: interview with Carolyn Aaron. interview with Carolyn Aaron.

172 Dressen never blended with this club: Dressen never blended with this club: interview with Joe Torre. interview with Joe Torre.

173 The two things I remember most: The two things I remember most: interview with Tim McCarver. interview with Tim McCarver.

174 I don't think I've earned my due: I don't think I've earned my due: Robinson, Robinson, Baseball Has Done It Baseball Has Done It, p. 140.

CHAPTER ELEVEN: ATLANTA.

175 This is a moral issue: This is a moral issue: The Sporting News The Sporting News, January 16, 1965.

176 I thought about history: I thought about history: interview with Bill Bartholomay. interview with Bill Bartholomay.

177 Mr. Perini is planning to move the Braves: Mr. Perini is planning to move the Braves: The Sporting News The Sporting News, November, 7, 1962.

178 Milwaukee Syndicate Offer: Milwaukee Syndicate Offer: The Sporting News The Sporting News, December 1, 1962.

179 The cow had been milked: The cow had been milked: The Sporting News The Sporting News, November, 7, 1962.

180 Move To Georgia Peachy? Not To Aaron: Move To Georgia Peachy? Not To Aaron: Chicago Defender Chicago Defender, April 17, 1965.

181 Aaron and Maye Disturbed: Aaron and Maye Disturbed: Associated Press, January 16, 1965. Associated Press, January 16, 1965.

182 I have lived in the South: I have lived in the South: Chicago Defender Chicago Defender, April 17, 1965.

183 Not only were blacks forbidden to sit: Not only were blacks forbidden to sit: Gary Pomerantz, Gary Pomerantz, Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Autumn: A Saga of Race and Family Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Autumn: A Saga of Race and Family (New York: Penguin, 1996), p. 257. (New York: Penguin, 1996), p. 257.

184 When I was in high school: When I was in high school: interview with Bob Hope. interview with Bob Hope.

185 There was a real hostile feel: There was a real hostile feel: interview with Bill Bartholomay. interview with Bill Bartholomay.

186 The leaders of the city didn't want: The leaders of the city didn't want: interview with Andrew Young. interview with Andrew Young.

187 Aaron Says He Could Have Won: Aaron Says He Could Have Won: Chicago Defender Chicago Defender, March 2, 1964.

188 I had read so much about Musial: I had read so much about Musial: Associated Press, May 14, 1970. Associated Press, May 14, 1970.

189 Martin was a big baseball fan: Martin was a big baseball fan: interview with Andrew Young. interview with Andrew Young.

CHAPTER TWELVE: WILLIE.

190 Eisenberg was a Braves batboy: Eisenberg was a Braves batboy: interview with Buz Eisenberg. interview with Buz Eisenberg.

191 What got you here is what's going to keep you here: What got you here is what's going to keep you here: interview with Ralph Garr. interview with Ralph Garr.

192 Francona had been a big leaguer: Francona had been a big leaguer: interview with Tito Francona. interview with Tito Francona.

193 When his son, Terry: When his son, Terry: interview with Terry Francona. interview with Terry Francona.

194 In New York, Tito and Henry: In New York, Tito and Henry: interview with Tito Francona. interview with Tito Francona.

195 Yet Ralph and Dusty saw Henry: Yet Ralph and Dusty saw Henry: interview with Dusty Baker. interview with Dusty Baker.

196 There were times I got called in: There were times I got called in: ibid. ibid.

197 And then there was the infamous evening: And then there was the infamous evening: New York Times New York Times, August 9, 1966.

198 You could never tell at the plate: You could never tell at the plate: interview with Ralph Garr. interview with Ralph Garr.

199 I had the fortune to room with a guy: I had the fortune to room with a guy: interview with Cito Gaston. interview with Cito Gaston.

200 He used to tell me all the time: He used to tell me all the time: interview with Ralph Garr. interview with Ralph Garr.

201 Already he ees showing me: Already he ees showing me: Al Stump, "Hank Aaron: Public Image vs. Private Reality," Al Stump, "Hank Aaron: Public Image vs. Private Reality," Sport Sport, August 1964.

202 I don't know if I'm talking out of school: I don't know if I'm talking out of school: interview with Tito Francona. interview with Tito Francona.

203 Somewhere during the exchange: Somewhere during the exchange: interview with Joe Torre. interview with Joe Torre.

204 No way was Willie a better hitter than me: No way was Willie a better hitter than me: interview with Henry Aaron. interview with Henry Aaron.

205 I consider us the best of friends: I consider us the best of friends: Wall Street Journal Wall Street Journal, April 17, 1970.

206 Hank Becomes A Hit: Hank Becomes A Hit: Sports Illustrated Sports Illustrated, August 18, 1969.

207 Move Over, Babe: Move Over, Babe: Los Angeles Times Los Angeles Times, October 5, 1969.

208 We were off that night: We were off that night: interview with Ralph Garr. interview with Ralph Garr.

209 Aaron-600G For 3 Years: Aaron-600G For 3 Years: Chicago Tribune Chicago Tribune, March 1, 1972.

210 It was Milo Hamilton, the broadcaster: It was Milo Hamilton, the broadcaster: interview with Wayne Minshew. interview with Wayne Minshew.

211 I'll see how it goes: I'll see how it goes: Washington Post Washington Post, January 30, 1972.

212 It's July 1957: It's July 1957: interview with Reese Schonfeld. interview with Reese Schonfeld.

213 I was just a kid, and it was exciting to me: I was just a kid, and it was exciting to me: ibid. ibid.

214 Wednesday Night: Wednesday Night: New York Times New York Times, June 1, 1972.

215 It's kind of fun now and then: It's kind of fun now and then: Charles Einstein, Charles Einstein, Willie's Time: A Memoir Willie's Time: A Memoir (New York: Penguin, 1989), p. 34. (New York: Penguin, 1989), p. 34.

CHAPTER THIRTEEN: RUTH.

216 He had leukemia: He had leukemia: interview with Bob Hope. interview with Bob Hope.

217 Just give us the chance: Just give us the chance: interview with Buck O'Neil. interview with Buck O'Neil.

218 For our community: For our community: Jimmy Carter, Jimmy Carter, An Hour Before Daylight An Hour Before Daylight (New York: Simon and Schuster), 2001, p. 32. (New York: Simon and Schuster), 2001, p. 32.

219 Like Jimmy Carter, Bob Hope also felt a certain swell: Like Jimmy Carter, Bob Hope also felt a certain swell: interview with Jimmy Carter. interview with Jimmy Carter.

220 He refused to defile his body: He refused to defile his body: The Long Winter of Henry Aaron The Long Winter of Henry Aaron, originally broadcast by NBC, 1973; rebroadcast by ESPN, 2006.

221 I would like to read to you: I would like to read to you: ibid. ibid.

222 It's the only place: It's the only place: "Hank Aaron: Going for the Record," "Hank Aaron: Going for the Record," Ebony Ebony, September 1973.

223 Henry would sit in the boat: Henry would sit in the boat: "Chasing the Babe," "Chasing the Babe," Newsweek Newsweek, August 13, 1973.

224 Aaron Sued For Tenfold Alimony: Aaron Sued For Tenfold Alimony: Associated Press, June 3, 1974. Associated Press, June 3, 1974.

225 I've always read Mickey Mantle: I've always read Mickey Mantle: "Henry Aaron's Golden Autumn," "Henry Aaron's Golden Autumn," Time Time, September 24, 1973.

226 The game was being televised on Channel 17: The game was being televised on Channel 17: Atlanta Journal-Constitution Atlanta Journal-Constitution, April 5, 1974.

227 It should not even have been necessary: It should not even have been necessary: interview with Billye Aaron. interview with Billye Aaron.

228 "Ralph," Henry said at his locker: "Ralph," Henry said at his locker: interview with Ralph Garr. interview with Ralph Garr.

229 I just feel good and happy: I just feel good and happy: Atlanta Journal-Constitution Atlanta Journal-Constitution, April 9, 1974.

230 To Downing, the words were another: To Downing, the words were another: interview with Al Downing. interview with Al Downing.

231 If there's anything I can ever do for you: If there's anything I can ever do for you: ibid. ibid.

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