Bill Slayback

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William Grover Slayback

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Bill Slayback had a brief pitching career for the Detroit Tigers in the mid-1970s, but is best known today for co-writing (with Tigers legendary broadcaster Ernie Harwell) and performing the song Move Over Babe (Here Comes Henry) in 1973. The song is a tribute to Hank Aaron's chase of the all-time home run record.

Slayback was a man of many talents, as in addition to baseball and music, he was also an accomplished artist, photographer and woodworker. He was also a successful pharmaceutical salesman after his baseball career, while keeping up his other interests.

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