Sunday will be the 65th Anniversary that Jackie Robinson broke the so called “Colored Line.” But black baseball has long gone away like the blues.
On this day in 1954, Henry Louis “Hank” Aaron went hitless (0-5) in his major league debut against the Cincinnati Reds. Over the course of 23 seasons spent with the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves and the Milwaukee Brewers, Aaron would compile 3,771 hits. What’s more impressive is the statistic that if Aaron had never hit a home run in his major league career, he would still have over 3,000 career hits.
Dwyane Wade backed off recent comments (Wade was asked after Ray Allen first commented on the subject) that NBA stars should be compensated for participating in the Olympic Summer Games by tweeting “BUT my love 4 the game & pride 4 USA motivates me more than any $$$ amount. I repped my country in 2004 when we won the bronze medal and stood proudly to receive our gold medal in 2008 in Beijing. It’s always been an honor for me to be a part of the USA Olympic family…and I’m looking forward to doing it again in London this summer.”