Last week was a busy week in the world of baseball history. First off, Hank Aaron was named number three on MLB’s list of the top ten most iconic home runs in Major League history. For a while, Babe Ruth was the king of baseball, no doubt about it! If there was a record for home runs, chances are The Babe had it in the bag. Then along comes Hammerin’ Hank Aaron on April 8, 1974, in a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers to hit his 715th home run, beating The Babe’s record and becoming the new home run champion!
Next up, we have the 50th anniversary of the St. Louis Cardinals 1967 World Series win against the Boston Red Sox. To commemorate the occasion, the Cardinals capped the pregame ceremony with a first pitch from Bob Gibson to Tim McCarver. In 1967, Gibson was a very key player in the Cardinals World Series win. After having been off with a broken leg just months prior, Gibson would start and win game seven against the Boston Red Sox.
And to top off a spectacular week, we have Albert Pujols of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, who hit a first-pitch sinker down the third baseline against the White Sox at Angel Stadium. The hit increased his career RBI total to 1,846, breaking his tie with legend Carl Yastrzemski and giving Pujols possession of 11th place on the all-time RBI list.
Who wouldn’t want to remember these moments for decades to come? And with our amazing Hank Aaron, Bob Gibson and Carl Yastrzemski canvas prints in store, you can easily give Dad (or yourself) a piece of sports history. Come on down to our Vintage Sports Images showroom and receive 10% off these prints for Father’s Day or browse the rest of our awesome Father’s Day Collection and give Dad the gift of a moment in history.
If you think you can throw like Gibson or hit like Aaron or Yaz, then come to our store at 1089 Marine Drive in North Vancouver on June 3rd. From 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. we will be holding a competition to win a baseball print.