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FORMER TRAIL BLAZER STAR IS 57 TODAY

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Charles Linwood "Buck" Williams was born
in
Rocky Mount, North Carolina.

On June 24, 1989, the Nets traded Buck Williams to
the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for Sam Bowie
and a draft pick. During his stay with the Blazers, Buck
became an assistant coach. He spent seven seasons
with the Trail Blazers where he remains the franchise
leader in field goal percentage (55.0%). He then went
to the New York Knicks in 1996 and announced his
retirement from the NBA in 1999.

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‘’HAMMER’’ HITS 500 ON THIS DAY IN 1968

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Henry Louis "Hank" Aaron turned 81 on February 5.

During his days in Atlanta, Hank Aaron reached a number of milestones;
he was only the eighth player ever to hit 500 career home runs, with his
500th coming against Mike McCormick of the San Francisco Giants on
July 14, 1968, exactly one year after former Milwaukee Braves teammate
Eddie Mathews had hit his 500th. Aaron was, at the time, the second-
youngest player to reach that plateau.

Since his retirement, Aaron has held front office roles with the Atlanta
Braves. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982
and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2002.

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