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Rogan's Recollections

(And Occasional Historical Observations)

Hank Aaron (1934-2021)

Congressman James Rogan and Hank Aaron, 1999

I was saddened to see that one of the greatest baseball players of all time, Hank Aaron, died just a few days shy of his 87th birthday. I met Hammerin' Hank a couple of times; this photo was taken of us at the US Capitol in 1999. Back then a few of my congressional colleagues and I held a private reception for him to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the day he broke Babe Ruth's home run record.


The stories surrounding these encounters (and many, many other subjects) are in my newest book released last month, "Shaking Hands With History."

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