FAVORITE BRAVES PLAYERS OF THE 1970'S
#28 TOMMIE AARON
ATLANTA BRAVES 1968-1971
"The Mayor of Mobile, Alabama" is what Braves announcer Ernie Johnson always called Tommie whenever a foul ball was hit his way during his long tenure as Atlanta Braves first base coach. And no, he was never actually Mayor of Mobile, but as a kid, I wasn't quite sure.
Tommie spent his whole year in the Braves organization, breaking in with Milwaukee in 1962. Aaron's best offensive performance of the decade is probably a 4-4 outing with a home run against the Pirates on April 26, 1970. Tommie finished his career 742 home runs behind his brother.
By all accounts a really nice guy, Tommie passed away at the age of 45 in 1984.