Hank Aaron will Join the Booth as a Special Guest for Multiple Innings During the Game
Telecast will Include Phone Interviews with Past Teammates, Quotes from Sports Icons & More
ESPN today announced that it will present a special telecast for Tuesday’s, full-national game between the New York Mets and the Atlanta Braves, honoring one of the game’s all-time best, Baseball Hall of Famer and MLB legend Hank Aaron at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN. The 25-time MLB All-Star spent 21 of his 23 year playing career with the Braves, first in Milwaukee then in Atlanta. Aaron has continued his involvement with the team and is now the senior vice president of the Braves organization.
During the telecast, Aaron will join play-by-play commentator Dave Flemming and analysts Eduardo Pérez and Tim Kurkjian as a guest in the booth for multiple innings.
Aaron’s lasting-impact on the game of baseball and beyond will be celebrated throughout the telecast. Some of the highlights include:
- Phone interviews with former Braves teammate Ralph Garr and Baseball Hall of Famer Billy Williams, one of the five Hall of Famers from Mobile, Alabama (including Aaron);
- Sound bites from Hall of Famer Willie Mays and Dusty Baker, who was on-deck when Aaron hit his 715th home run, giving him the all-time record at the time. To this day, Aaron’s final number of 755 still remains second for most career home runs;
- Past quotes from sports icons about Aaron, including Muhammad Ali, Mickey Mantle and others;
- Highlights from his Hall of Fame career, which also included a World Series victory in 1957 with the Braves where he was named the National League MVP, three Gold Glove awards and being named batting champion twice;
- And much more.
The Braves and Freddie Freeman, currently tied for first in the National League East, look to take the solo lead in the division during the Hank Aaron tribute telecast, when they take on the Mets – led by rookie manager Mickey Callaway – on Tuesday’s telecast presented by USAA.
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