40 years ago this week Hank Aaron hit his 715th home run. Michael Amity argues Hammerin’ Hank did more than just break a record.
The Greenville Doorbells were the worst team in the history of Professional League Baseball (hereafter “PLB”). Admitted to PLB after the strike-shortened 1981 campaign, the Doorbells had managed one winning season (1996) and one non-losing season (1988) over the previous two decades. Greenville served as a graveyard for aging stars, has-been prospects, and drug-addicted journeymen. […]