Braves Hall of Famer Chipper jones joined Dukes & Bell to talk about the passing of Hank Aaron and what he meant to him as a not only a professional but on a personal level and what Aaron meant to the game of baseball.
Jones talked about what kind of person Hank Aaron was.
“A beautiful human being, a transcendent player in baseball history but he was also a transcendent human in American history.” Jones said “To have played the game of baseball and put up what he had to deal with early on in his career, and then to embark on a journey that would take him to the brink of breaking one of the most hallowed in the game of baseball. And all the pressure that was put on him not just by playing the game, representing his team, breaking the record but have the weight of all African-Americans hanging on everything he did, you want to talk about pressure, most people would have wilted and quit under that kind of pressure. But not Hank, Hank had too much drive, had too much determination.”
“Just a phenomenal human being and I’m so glad that he’s been the pillar, the guiding light of our organization for as long as I’ve been here and way before that.”