Pre-715 messages

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Pre-715 messages - Hammerin' Hank revealed a few of the thousands...
Hammerin' Hank revealed a few of the thousands of telegrams which he has received received in the past few days. One was from Ruth's widow, wishing him "all the luck in the world." Another came from entertainer Sammy Davis Jr., who offered $25,000 for this 715th home run ball. Davis promised to give the ball to baseball's Hall of Fame. He also got a telegram from Don Drysdale, the former Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodger pitcher who yielded 17 home runs to Aaron, most of any hurler he has faced. "If it hadn't been for me, you'd still be 17 short," Drysdale's telegram said.

Clipped from
  1. The Courier-Journal,
  2. 08 Apr 1974, Mon,
  3. [First Edition],
  4. Page 28

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