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Charles Fracchia

Wow!! That is a great story. I met Hank Aaron once, and I was too nervous to say much, anything, to him. He is a legend, and I did not want to sound stupid. I mean "what could I -- a mere mortal say to Hank Aaron?" It was the early 1990's. Years later, in the horribly racist Trump years, I wrote to Hank Aaron, who was taking some flack for standing up against Trump, that I proudly stand with him. This hasn't changed, then or now. I am proud of that. I am an advocate for others. Ask my friends. I am there for them. I do love people, and I do hate racism. It's who I am.

Christopher Earley

Oh, that IS a great story. I will be sharing that one a lot. Thanks!

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    Dan Epstein is the author of Big Hair and Plastic Grass: A Funky Ride Through Baseball and America in the Swinging '70s and Stars and Strikes: Baseball and America in the Bicentennial Summer of '76, both published by Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press. He writes about baseball, music and other cultural obsessions for a variety of outlets and publications. He lives in Greensboro, NC, and is available for speaking engagements.