* “(Hank Aaron) wasn’t handed his throne. He grew up poor and faced racism as he worked to become one of the greatest baseball players of all time. Hank never let the hatred he faced consume him.”–Former President George W. Bush.
* “I just played the game the way it was supposed to be played.”–That was Hank Aaron, reminding us that he was more than an all-time great. He also played the game with class. No swagger, no bat flips to show up a pitcher. When you’re that good, talent says it all.