The Hammers: Rename the Atlanta Braves

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In honor of Henry "The Hammer" Aaron's passing on January 22, 2021, at the age of 86, we ask that the team ownership, Liberty Media Corporation, and team executives, including Chairman Terry McGuirk, change the name of the Atlanta Braves to the Atlanta Hammers.

Truist Park, the team's home stadium, has 41,129 seats. Let's fill 'em with signatures several times over!

Since the 1950s, fans of baseball in America have been captivated by the power and grace of Aaron, one of the greatest baseball players of all time, Atlanta's first professional sports hero, and an icon for racial equality in the United States.

The renaming serves two important purposes: 1.) It honors an icon who represented our city with grace and dignity for more than half a century, and 2.) It removes the stain on the city of having a team name that dishonors Native and Indigenous people, especially given one of the greatest tragedies in American History, the Trail of Tears, began in the region the team calls home.

There is no better time to take this action given the trend started by The Washington Football Team, the soon-to-be renamed Cleveland Indians, and with the Major League Baseball All-Star Game coming to Atlanta later this year. Please change the name to honor a person and player that Atlantans and Americans can be proud of.