Henry Louis Aaron, nicknamed "Hammer" or "Hammerin' Hank," is an American retired Major League Baseball right fielder who serves as the senior vice president of the Atlanta Braves. He played 21 seasons for the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves in the National League and two seasons for the Milwaukee Brewers in the American League, from 1954 through 1976. Aaron held the MLB record for career home runs for 33 years, and he still holds several MLB offensive records. He hit 24 or more home runs every year from 1955 through 1973, and is one of only two players to hit 30 or more home runs in a season at least fifteen times. In 1999, The Sporting News ranked Aaron fifth on its "100 Greatest Baseball Players" list. Aaron was born and raised in and around Mobile, Alabama. Aaron had seven siblings, including Tommie Aaron, who played major-league baseball with him. He appeared briefly in the Negro American League and in minor league baseball before starting his major league career.
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About Hank Aaron
Legendary right fielder known as the Hammer who set an MLB record with 755 career home runs, breaking Babe Ruth's record of 714 in 1974. He was a 25-time All-Star, 4-time National League home run champion, 2-time National League batting champion, and 1-time National League MVP over the course of his 23-year career, which was spent with the Milwaukee and Atlanta Braves and the Milwaukee Brewers.
After learning to play by hitting bottle caps with sticks he found in the street, he led his high school team to the Mobile Negro High School Championship in two consecutive years.
He turned down several college football scholarships so that he could try out for professional baseball.
He married Barbara Lucas on October 6, 1953. After they divorced, he married Billye Aaron in 1973. He has six children: Ceci, Gary, Lary, Dorinda, Gaile, and Hank Jr.
Although Barry Bonds would hit his 756th career home run in 2007, and finish his career with 762, his claim to the all-time home run record has been marred by the steroid allegations that surrounded his career.
Information related to Hank Aaron
- Hank Aaron Stadium - Hank Aaron Stadium is a baseball park in Mobile, Alabama. From 1997 to 2019, it hosted the Mobile BayBears, a minor-league professional team in the Southern League. The stadium opened in 1997 and has a capacity of 6,000.
- 3,000 hit club - The 3,000 hit club is the group of batters who have collected 3,000 or more regular-season hits in their careers in Major League Baseball. Cap Anson was the first to do so, although his precise career hit total is unclear.
- 500 home run club - In Major League Baseball, the 500 home run club is a group of batters who have hit 500 or more regular-season home runs in their careers. On August 11, 1929, Babe Ruth became the first member of the club.
- Aaron Monument - The Aaron Monument is a public art work by artist Brian Maughan. It is located in front of the Miller Park stadium west of downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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- National League Most Valuable Player Award winners
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- Presidential Citizens Medal recipients
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- National League home run champions
- Spingarn Medal winners
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- Sportspeople from Mobile, Alabama
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