Originally Posted by happydude
Agreed. Although I consider myself a Barry Bonds fan and believe he belongs in the HOF I'll never acknowledge him as the home run king. Like PalehosePlanet I became consciously aware of the sport at the tail end of Hank's career but he was definitely my first sports idol followed closely by Muhammad Ali and Johnny Bench.
Hank used to use those super strong wrists of his to hit those low lasers; nothing flashy I guess but the year in, year out excellence was incredible.
I frankly don't believe he gets enough attention; Frank Robinson, either. Mays and Mantle seemed to possess the ôsexier" games I suppose.
I'm sure playing in Milwaukee and Atlanta didn't help either.