Aaron's hometown gives Hall of Fame-style honor

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Hank Aaron and his boyhood home both
received a Hall of Fame-style tribute.

The former home run king and six other Baseball Hall of Famers
attended the dedication of his home-turned-museum Wednesday in
Aaron's hometown, along with commissioner Bud Selig.

The white clapboard home was relocated to Hank Aaron Stadium,
where the Double-A Mobile Bay Bears play. The baseball luminaries
attending included Willie Mays, Reggie Jackson, Ozzie Smith, Bob
Feller, Bruce Sutter and Rickey Henderson. Smith is also a Mobile
native.

Aaron said afterward he felt quite proud because it was billed
as the first time a Hall of Famer's childhood home has been
relocated to a stadium.

It was built by his father, Herbert.

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