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Stop. Hammer Time.

Mar 23, 2011, 4:00 PM EDT


We’ve all heard the story of how a young Stanley Burrell — more famously and ridiculously known as M.C. Hammer — once worked for the Oakland A’s.  You may not know the details of that gig, however. If you don’t, The Common Man has a post up about it over at The Platoon Advantage this afternoon.

The surprising thing: Hammer actually had the title of Vice President for a while. As a teenager. But then, as TCM notes, he left that employment:

Burrell left his job with the A’s (presumably because he was not legit enough, and therefore had to quit) after he graduated from high school, and eventually joined the Navy for three years.


  1. Utley's Hair - Mar 23, 2011 at 5:06 PM

    Go ahead, Craig. Get all your godawful 80s and early 90s pop culture dreck out of the way now. Ice, Ice, Baby.

    • sportsdrenched - Mar 23, 2011 at 6:07 PM

      Put the dreck on a Runaway Train

      • Utley's Hair - Mar 23, 2011 at 6:54 PM

        It’s going to be a Cruel, Cruel Summer—only for other teams, hopefully. 😛

  2. Detroit Michael - Mar 24, 2011 at 8:54 AM

    An Executive Vice President at age 16? Can’t touch that.

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