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Ryan Kerrigan, Meet Hank Aaron

Posted by Andrew Walker on July 16, 2012 – 10:29 am

Ryan Kerrigan said he experienced a rare feeling Sunday afternoon.

He was star-struck.

There he was, shaking hands and talking with one of his idols: Henry “Hank” Aaron, whose 755 career home runs are second* most in Major League Baseball history.

Aaron and Kerrigan met up Sunday at the Collectors Showcase of America (CSA) Chantilly Show at the Dulles Expo and Conference center, and Kerrigan was sure to tweet this message and photo to document the event:

Kerrigan also had Aaron sign a bat and a ball that he said he’ll prominently display in his basement.

Aaron is a huge Cleveland Browns fan, and he has also been known to sit in their Dawg Pound section on occasion. I’m sure that’s one way for a mega-star celebrity athlete to actually enjoy a football game in person — while wearing a mask.

Kerrigan, meanwhile, is no stranger to baseball. He was an all-conference outfielder at Muncie Central High School in Indiana and was seen a few weeks ago at Nationals Park during batting practice meeting Nats players like Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman.

Though meeting guys like Harper and Zimmerman has got to be cool, meeting someone like Hammerin’ Hank Aaron has got to be nothing but  a grand-slam moment for the Redskins’ outside linebacker.

(Sorry, had to throw that one in there.)

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2 Responses to “Ryan Kerrigan, Meet Hank Aaron”

  1. By Hanna, fan for life on Jul 16, 2012 | Reply

    Thats Really COOL DUDE. Glad you didnt sack him. THAT WOULD Have been a 15yard peanlity. LOL. LFL.

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