Hank Aaron was Brightest Star in All-Star History Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rednour   
Friday, 30 June 2006

On July 12, 1955 Aaron played in his first All-Star Game and went 2-for-2 with a run scored and an RBI in a 6-3 win for the National League. It marked the first of a record-tying 24 All-Star Games for Aaron. Only Willie Mays and Stan Musial appeared in as many All-Star Games.

On July 31, 1971 Aaron homed in an All-Star Game for the first time, connecting off Vida Blue in Detroit.

On July 25, 1972 Atlanta hosted its first All-Star Game, and Aaron thrills the hometown crowd by homering in the sixth inning off the Cleveland Indians' Gaylord Perry.

Three Aaron Dingers Light Up July Afternoon

On July 21, 1959 Aaron hit three homers in a game against the San Francisco Giants -- the only time Aaron hit three homers in a game.

On July 3, 1960 Aaron hit his 200th career homer, this one off the Cardinals' Ron Kline in St. Louis.

On July 14, 1968 Aaron hit his 500th career homer, this one off San Francisco Giant’s Mike McCormick.

July 30, 1969
Aaron hit home run No. 537 to move into third place on the career home run list, past Mickey Mantle and behind only Willie Mays and Babe Ruth.

July 31, 1970  Aaron homered against Dave Guisti of the Pirates in Atlanta for this 30th homer of the season, establishing a National League record for most seasons with 30 or more homers (12).

On July 21, 1973 Aaron hit his 700th career homer, this one off the Philadelphia Phillies' Ken Brett.

On July 20, 1976 Aaron homers off the California Angels' Dick Drago in Milwaukee for home run No. 755 -- the final home run of his career.





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