Hank Aaron

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Hank Aaron

Aaron continues to hold many of baseball's most distinguished records today, including runs batted in (2,297), extra base hits (1,477), total bases (6,856) and most years with 30 or more home runs (15). He is also ranked one of baseball's Top 5 players for career hits and runs. For more than two decades, Aaron held the record for most career home runs (755), surpassing Babe Ruth's home-run record on April 8, 1974. Barry Bonds broke the record on August 7, 2007, when he scored his 756th home run in San Francisco, California.

Hank Aaron was the third of eight children born to Estella and Herbert Aaron.Hank developed a strong affinity for baseball and football at a young age, and tended to focus more heavily on sports than his studies. On the baseball diamond, he played shortstop and third base.

History

Born: February 5, 1934 in Mobile, AlabamaOutfielder for ATL Braves for 23 yearsBroke Babe Ruth's record for home runs with 715 in 1974.

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MLB

Hank Aaron made his Major League debut in 1954, at age 20, Following a respectable first year Aaron charged through the 1955 season with a blend of power (27 home runs), run production (106 runs batted in), and average (.328) that would come to define his long career.

HANK AARON


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