‘What a marvelous moment for baseball…What a marvelous moment for Atlanta and the state of Georgia…What a marvelous moment for the country and the world…A Black man is getting a standing ovation in the Deep South for breaking a record of an all-time baseball idol’

Aaron at the moment of impact hitting his 715th home run — description above by Vin Scully

Aaron and Flip
Aaron with his first “pro” team, the Indianapolis Clowns, a Negro barnstorming team that was like the Harlem Globetrotters in that they mixed humor with prowess — I wonder if Aaron’s home run totals will move now that the Negro Leagues are considered Major league?

backed with

Line drawings by Tara Donovan for Pace Gallery

outro: “Serene” by Eric Dolphy, arranged for reeds and electronica/loopy, by huge baseball fan and scholar Erik Lawrence, who also has, as a bonus, a brand new version of “Take Me Out to The Ball Game” public domain, with Akira Tana, for Lions With Wings. (Hey, wait a minute, I count eight people playing, not sure how many are humans and how many replicants, but it still sort of fits, I’m sticking to my story, here in Plasty.)

About markweiss86

Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player; he also sang in local choir, and fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32
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