Plaques of Aaron, Robinson hit the road for game
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The Baseball Hall of Fame plaques of former sluggers Henry Aaron and Frank Robinson are going on the road for the first time.
The plaques will be on display Thursday in Houston for the baseball & civil rights discussion at Union Station at Minute Maid Park. They’ll also be on display Friday before the Civil Rights Game that night between the Baltimore Orioles and Houston Astros.
Both Aaron and Robinson were elected to the Hall in 1982 following stellar careers that produced a combined 1,341 home runs and 39 All-Star Game selections.
Aaron broke Babe Ruth’s all-time home run record in 1974 with his 715th round-tripper. Robinson became the first African-American manager in major league history when he took over the Cleveland Indians in 1975.