slomo007 wrote: raiders_umpire wrote: slomo007 wrote: raiders_umpire wrote:
slomo007 wrote:Does anyone else think that Bonds passing Ruth was a bigger story in the media than Bonds passing Aaron will be?
I think from the media stand point the Aaron record will far surpass Babe's American League record.
Really? If you ask the casual baseball fan who is the HR king, the answer will almost always be Babe Ruth. The casual fan doesn't even know about Hank Aaron being the leader.
Well so far Slomo you are 1 for 6. I have asked 3 people that work for me and 3 customers who I knew well enough to know that they did not follow baseball extremely well. Only one so far has given me the answer of Babe Ruth, the other 5 all said Aaron. But to make sure, I will continue asking around today and see how the answers come up.
Interesting....well keep us updated. I definitely would have expected more of a 60/40 split.
Did not end up real well for you slomo. Of course though the East Coast is so much smarter then the West Coast, so that might have had something to do with it as well.
I ended up asking 20 people total today, and only 3 of them thought Babe Ruth was the home run champ. 16 said Hank Aaron, and get this 1 said Sammy Sosa
. I assume he got Sosa from the WGN channel and the run that Sosa put up about 5 years ago as far as homers go. I asked people from ages of 16 all the way up to the 70s. Of course in a town of 50,000, 20 people is definitely not a good sample size to use, but it was enough for me to see that most people do indeed realize that Aaron is the champ.