Hank Aaron statue

Commentary: Hank Aaron statue dispute getting ‘absurd’

Original Story on WABE by Maria Saporta

Update: The Braves back down and say the Hank Aaron statue will stay in Atlanta. Read Maria’s report HERE


Absurd. That’s how I’d describe the custody battle over the statue of Hank Aaron hitting his 715th home run.

Hank Aaron means so much to Atlanta and the Braves. The dispute over the location of the statue has become as emotional as the baseball team’s decision to leave its 50-year-old Atlanta home for a new stadium in Cobb County. Read more

Hank Aaron statue

Keisha Lance Bottoms: Hank Aaron Statue to stay in Atlanta

The iconic Hank Aaron Statue of the homerun legend’s hitting No. 715 to break Babe Ruth’s record will stay in the City of Atlanta, according to Keisha Lance Bottoms, executive director of the Atlanta-Fulton County Recreation Authority.

The statue will remain at Turner Field, and it will not be moved to Cobb County to become part of the Atlanta Braves’ new stadium.


Hank Aaron’s Moment was the day he nearly quit playing professional baseball as an 18-year-old

By Chris Schroder

If Henry Louis “Hank” Aaron had not taken a Moment in 1952 to walk off the baseball field and take a long-distance call from his brother, Major League Baseball would have missed the humble and charming reign of its home run king.

“I wasn’t just homesick,” Hank said. “I was homesick,” he told us when we filmed his Moment two weeks ago at the Turner Field’s 755 Club. “I wanted to see my mother and go home to my brothers and sisters – I had never been away from home that long,” he said. “I was about to cash the few pennies I had in to go home because I just didn’t feel like I was wanted.”