Friday, May 16, 2014
Braves A - Z: The Other Aaron
Tommie Aaron was the brother of Hank. He played for the Braves from 1962 to 1971 with the exception of 1964, 1966 and 1967 which he spent in the minors. Was the International League MVP in Richmond in 1967.
Tommie was the first Aaron brother to play in Atlanta as a member of the Crackers in 1965.
Topps used the same picture in 1963 and then six years later in 1969 which is odd but the 1969 card is my favorite.
I still need the 1964 and 1971 cards. The 1964 is a major need as I plan on completing the complete 1964 set after I finish my 1976. The 1971 is a high number short print and will require a good price for my to get it.
After years as a minor league manager and a major league coach Tommie succumbed to leukemia in 1984 at the age of 45.
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