Sorry BLOG fans that I have been A.W.O.L. – but life has been busy busy busy!! My baseball season is in full swing and I have been finishing up 6th grade science projects…….
I recently was able to attend my brother’s college graduation from Marquette University. During the ceremony there were two guest speakers. They were Bud Selig, commissioner of the MLB and Hank Aaron. Hank’s speech was very inspiring. He talked about how in life there are no shortcuts to sucs,ces“The one thing I try to tell all these young kids is that there is absolutely no short cut to success.” Hank was also saying that steroids are one of the worst things you could do. If you really want to succeed you must do it with hard work and without performance enhancing drugs. He was comparing baseball to college, by saying that when you graduate from college you have a new begining just like in spring training. Henry had many great sayings that inspired me like, “The tragedy in life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.”
I can tell that he had a huge passion for the game. Pros make millions of dollars and in Hank’s rookie year he had to walk to County Stadium because he didn’t have a car, which was 3 miles away from his apartment. Henry had to deal with a lot of racism. He worked so hard to overcome many hardships and was grateful for the opportunity to play ball and the people that helped him along the way.
Hank Aaron has inspired many people in this world. I know that I look up to him. In my opinion I think that Hank is still the true Home Run King because he earned the title the old fashioned way – with heart and hard work. He was an honorable player that has given back to the community with many charities. Mr. Aaron will always be a hero to many people and his legacy will always be remembered.