- NL’s oldest team began using Braves name over a century ago
- Braves have steadfastly resisted calls to change their nickname
- Hank Aaron, baseball’s longtime home run leader, dies aged 86
As his adopted hometown mourned Hank Aaron’s death, some fans called on the Atlanta Braves to change their name to the Hammers in his honor.
‘Hammerin’ Hank’ died Friday at age 86, drawing praise from all segments of society – including the current and former – for his Hall of Fame career and providing inspiration to Black Americans by overcoming intense racism in his pursuit of baseball’s home run record.Continue reading...