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House Proceeding 02-03-09 on Feb 4th, 2009 :: 0:24:50 to 0:30:20
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David Scott

0:24:46 to 0:25:06( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: for truly being the voice of texas agriculture and wish them many more years of continued service. and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back his time. the gentleman from georgia is recognized, mr. scott. mr. scott: rise for five minutes.

David Scott

0:24:50 to 0:30:20( Edit History Discussion )
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David Scott

0:25:07 to 0:25:28( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: without objection. the gentleman is recognized for five minutes. mr. scott: i rise on a very, very joyous and celebrafory occasion and wish ppy birthday to a great american and a leading world citizen and

David Scott

0:25:29 to 0:25:50( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: that is homerun king hank aaron. on february 5 of this month, he will sell bait his 75th birthday and i'm sure all of us in this congress and across america and around the world would love to take this opportunity to say "happy birthday, hank." he was born in 1934 in the

David Scott

0:25:51 to 0:26:12( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: midst of the depression in mobile, alabama. and on that same year, a gentleman by the name of babe ruth swatted his last home run for the new york yankees. who would have thought that this young black kid in mobile,

David Scott

0:26:13 to 0:26:34( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: alabama in 1934 would one day beat the record that many said never would be broken. . world war ii comes along. while hank aaron's father is in the shipyards of mobile, alabama, fixing up the boats and ships to help win world war ii,

David Scott

0:26:35 to 0:26:55( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: hank aaron is playing his very first ballgame as a 7-year-old in mobile, alabama. then 1947 comes around and jackie robinson comes on the scene. and jackieobinson breaks color barrier and creates a great gleam and hope and

David Scott

0:26:56 to 0:27:17( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: inspiration in the heart of this young 13-year-old kid, hank aaron, to think that one day i can play major league baseball because jackie robinson is with the brooklyn dodgers. grows up in 1951 and at the

David Scott

0:27:18 to 0:27:40( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: tender age of 17 this young man signs a contract, hank aaron, his mother packs a suitcase, sends him off to play in the neo leagues for the indianapolis clowns. what an historic and extraordinary life. two years later, three years later in 1954, when the supreme

David Scott

0:27:41 to 0:28:05( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: court brings down that great decision, and kansas board of education torques integrate the schools and start america on the movement to where we have seen this crowning achievement this year to elect the first black president, 1954, hank aaron

David Scott

0:28:06 to 0:28:27( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: signs with the milwaukee braves. 1957 he has shown such skill, such tenacity to be one of the leading players and star players in all of major league baseball in just four short years. and leads the milwaukee braves to their first and their only

David Scott

0:28:28 to 0:28:48( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: world championship and he gets to crown as the most valuable player in the 1957 world series. in 1966, the south beckons. we want a major league team, the south is in the major leagues.

David Scott

0:28:49 to 0:29:11( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: atlanta beckons. and the mayor makes a trip to milwaukee. not to talk to the mayor, not to talk to the general manager or the owner, but to go knock on the door and sit in the living room of hank aaron in 1965 and say, "we are building a stadium,

David Scott

0:29:12 to 0:29:34( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: but we need a hank aaron says, "let's go south, boys." and history was made and the south becomes a part of major league baseball because of this great american, hank aaron, in 1966.

David Scott

0:29:35 to 0:29:58( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: 1974, the night is april 8, and then we flash back to that year, 1934, and rember the great bam wineo strikes -- bambino strikes his final home run the year hank aaron is born, 714 would never be broken. on that night on april 8, 1974,

David Scott

0:29:59 to 0:30:20( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: hank aaron shatters babe ruth's record and hits 715. it's the shot heard around the world and the accolades, a great achievement, one of the greatest sports achievements in history. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's ti has expired. mr. scott: in 1976, he hit 755.

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