On April 8, 1974, Hank Aaron, of the Atlanta Braves, reached the impossible record of breaking “the Babe’s” all-time home run record. Hank is a great man and a class act.
These videos capture the excitement of number 714 and famous number 715!
People say Barry Bonds is the Home Run King, but Hank stands alone. Remember this: 715 home runs, no PED’s needed….
Hank you’re the true KING!
Here are some of the early season phenoms this year. All stats are of May 18. I only chose hitters. I will be doing another article about pitchers soon to come. I left out the household names because they are already stars.
Jean Segura and Carlos Gomez
It’s been a pretty ugly year for my Brewers. I mean they are currently below the Cubs! Did you read that…BELOW THE CUBS!!!! There has been two bright spots that broke out this year. Jean Segura and Carlos Gomez have been on a tear. The Brewers took a risk and signed Gomez to an extension and so far it has paid off. Jean Segura has exceeded expectations at every aspect of the game. Gomez and Segura have been bouncing up and down for the lead of batting average in the NL. Hopefully this guys can keep it up.
Jean Segura: 54 hits 7 HR 18 RBI .351 BA
Carlos Gomez: 51 hits 6 HR 18 RBI .352 BA
How could I leave out the NL leader of home runs. Justin Upton of the Atlanta Braves has returned to his old star form. He had a decent year last year, but he’s back to ferocious Justin Upton. He has really been showing his Brother B. J. who has been struggling.
Justin Upton: 41 hits 14 HR 28 RBI .285 BA
James has been nothing more than subpar in his entire career. He joined the Rays for a new start and seems unstoppable! He is currently second in the race for the batting title. I don’t know if James can keep it up, but it’s been a great start.
James Loney: 46 hits 3 HR 21 RBI .371 BA
2 years ago everyone, including pitcher Ben Sheets thought his career was in jeopardy. The Atlanta Braves signed Ben to a minor league contract on July 1st. His last start was about 2 years ago for the Oakland A’s. As a Brave in his first start he pitched 6 scoreless innings to get his first win since July 10, 2010. Ben Sheets could really help the Braves with a playoff push if he stays consistent and healthy. It’s nice to see Sheets back playing. He was great when he was in Milwaukee as a Brewer. I wish Big Ben good luck for the remainder of the season. If he stays consistent, could he win comeback player of the year?