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    Hank Aaron, Chuck Harmon and others on Civil Rights

    http://news.cincinnati.com/article/2...PT0401/5150376

    Jones called on her fellow panelists to be role models in the field. Spending money on baseball camps is great. "But," she noted, "it's not going to make a difference unless you stop and listen and talk" to children in need.

    Two men who have been doing that for decades sat in the theater's front row. One was Aaron. The other was Chuck Harmon. The former outfielder and third baseman became the Reds' first black player in 1954 - seven years after Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color line with the Brooklyn Dodgers.

    The Reds are giving away replicas of Harmon's 1954 jersey before tonight's Civil Rights Game.

    "That makes me so happy," Harmon said, "I feel like a little kid tasting ice cream for the first time."
    This is a really special event for Cincinnati to hold. Some downright legendary baseball people are in town. Not much discussion here so I figured I'd bring it up. Is anyone going tonight? Anyone going to the pre game events? I went last year to the game, but seems like I missed out on some good stuff beforehand.
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    Re: Hank Aaron, Chuck Harmon and others on Civil Rights

    What these men endured and the example they set helped change this country in a profound and positive way that I think is hard for a lot of people, such as myself, who didn't live through that era, to fully understand or appreciate. I think it's very cool that they are being honored in Cincinnati today.
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    Re: Hank Aaron, Chuck Harmon and others on Civil Rights

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    The Civil Rights Game was awesome. I was hoping the Reds could get it again next season but that doesn't appear likely. I loved seeing former greats like Frank Robinson, Hank Aaron, Ernie Banks, and Willie Mays.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: Hank Aaron, Chuck Harmon and others on Civil Rights

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    Why "Fail"? He's signing at the Reds Hall of Fame today....and they said the civil rights game was yesterday.

    Nevermind....just saw it. MARK Harmon. hehe.
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    Re: Hank Aaron, Chuck Harmon and others on Civil Rights

    Quote Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_ View Post
    Why "Fail"?
    The caption says former Cincinnati Reds player Mark Harmon instead of Chuck Harmon.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: Hank Aaron, Chuck Harmon and others on Civil Rights

    We're lucky it didn't say Harmon Killebrew.

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    Re: Hank Aaron, Chuck Harmon and others on Civil Rights

    I wish The Civil Rights Game would always be in Cincinnati but I guess it's only fair to move it around among the other major league cities.


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