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I have been
working with Eric Dickerson, spokesperson of the 1989 December's Children Toy
Drive here in Indianapolis, and have watched him sign more than 200 posters in
exchange for toys for needy children. He treated every child who donated a toy
as though the child were the sports hero. And he stayed until every child
received his or her autograph. The Dick in your article and the man that the
Indianapolis population knows as Eric Dickerson don't coincide.
?The photo, taken during spring training, shows Aaron wearing a shirt that had been left behind by Joe Morgan, now the manager of the Red Sox. Morgan briefly wore number 52 for the Milwaukee Braves that spring, until he was cut from the team. In 1954, Aaron's rookie year with the Braves, he was given number 5 (above). He asked for a double number ("I like the sound of it," he said), and when he reported for spring training in '55, the uniform hanging in his locker bore the number 44, which he wore until he retired 21 years later.—ED.