I was there when Hammering Hank made history @mlb @baseballhall @braves:

Herb Schafman

Here is my story that aired last night on 790 KABC as part of the Lasorda at His Best series presented by Skechers:

Everybody was waiting for Henry Aaron to break the all-time home run record.  We are playing I Atlanta, and Aaron hits the ball out of the ballpark off of Al Downing.  As he rounded the bases our ball players shook his hand.

As he passed first base, Garvey shook his hand.  As he rounded second Davey Lopes shook his hand.  As he rounded third and came home Joe Fergeson the catcher shook his hand.

When you see acts like that it makes you feel good to know that even though we were competing against the guy and we wanted to beat him and not have him hit any home runs that we could display good sportsmanship and witness history.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 255 other followers

%d bloggers like this: