Hank Aaron

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Date of Birth February 5, 1934
Place of Birth Mobile, Alabama
Age 87 years old
Horoscope Aquarius

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Hank Aaron

Henry Louis Aaron, nicknamed "Hammer" or "Hammerin' Hank", was an American professional baseball right fielder who played 23 seasons in Major League Baseball, from 1954 through 1976. He spent 21 seasons with the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves in the National League and two seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers in the American League. Aaron is regarded as one of the greatest baseball players of all time. His 755 career home runs broke the long-standing MLB record set by Babe Ruth and stood as the most for 33 years; Aaron still holds many other MLB batting 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 list of the "100 Greatest Baseball Players". In 1982, he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. Aaron was born and raised in and around Mobile, Alabama.

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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.

Hank Aaron Before Fame

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.

Achievement of Hank Aaron

He turned down several college football scholarships so that he could try out for professional baseball.

Hank Aaron Family Life

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.

Associations of Hank Aaron

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.

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Latest information about Hank Aaron updated on April 15, 2021.

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