tommie aaron, braves coach and younger brother of hank aaron, passed away in august of 1984 from leukemia. in his honor, the braves wore black armbands for the remainder of the season. late season callups zane smith and paul zuvella were the only players i could find who were featured on a card with the armbands. here is their 1985 fleer 'major league prospects' card
following his retirement as a player, aaron managed in the braves' minor league system before joining the parent club as a coach in 1979. the organization continues to honor aaron to this day, as the richmond braves annually award the 'tommie aaron memorial award' to the team's most valuable player.