Hank Aaron, Date of Birth, Place of Birth

    

Hank Aaron

American baseball player

Date of Birth: 05-Feb-1934

Place of Birth: Mobile, Alabama, United States

Profession: baseball player

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius


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About Hank Aaron

  • Henry Louis Aaron (born February 5, 1934), nicknamed "Hammer" or "Hammerin' Hank," is a retired American Major League Baseball (MLB) 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 (NL) and two seasons for the Milwaukee Brewers in the American League (AL), 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 later played in MLB with him.
  • He appeared briefly in the Negro American League and in minor league baseball before starting his major league career.
  • By his final MLB season, Aaron was the last Negro league baseball player on a major league roster. Aaron played the vast majority of his MLB games in right field, though he appeared at several other infield and outfield positions.
  • In his last two seasons, he was primarily a designated hitter.
  • Aaron was an NL All-Star for 20 seasons and an AL All-Star for 1 season, from 1955 through 1975.
  • Aaron holds the record for the most seasons as an All-Star and the most All-Star Game selections (25), and is tied with Willie Mays and Stan Musial for the most All-Star Games played (24).
  • He was a Gold Glove winner for three seasons.
  • In 1957, he was the NL Most Valuable Player (MVP) when the Milwaukee Braves won the World Series.
  • He won the NL Player of the Month award in May 1958 and June 1967.
  • Aaron holds the MLB records for the most career runs batted in (RBI) (2,297), extra base hits (1,477), and total bases (6,856).
  • Aaron is also in the top five for career hits (3,771) and runs (2,174).
  • He is one of only four players to have at least seventeen seasons with 150 or more hits.
  • Aaron is in second place in home runs (755) and at-bats (12,364), and in third place in games played (3,298).
  • At the time of his retirement, Aaron held most of the game's key career power hitting records. Since his retirement, Aaron has held front office roles with the Atlanta Braves.
  • He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982.
  • In 1999, MLB introduced the Hank Aaron Award to recognize the top offensive players in each league.
  • He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2002.
  • He was named a 2010 Georgia Trustee by the Georgia Historical Society in recognition of accomplishments that reflect the ideals of Georgia's founders.
  • Aaron resides near Atlanta.

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