Common Name: Hank Aaron
Born: February 5, 1934 in Mobile, Alabama
Full Name: Henry Louis Aaron
Major League Debut: April 13,1954
Primary Team: Milwaukee Braves
Nick Names: Hammerin' Hank, The Hammer
Teams Played For:
Indianapolis Clowns (1952), Milwaukee Braves (1954-1965), Atlanta Braves (1966-1974), Milwaukee Brewers (1975-1976)
1957 World Series, 1958 World Series, 1969 NLCSAwards:
All-Star (15): 1955-62, 1965, 1967, 1969; National League MVP 1959, 1959; Gold Glove (SS) 1960
All-Star (25): 1955-1975; National League Most Valuable Player 1957; Gold Glove (3): 1958-1960
Exhibiting an understated style that became his trademark, Hank Aaron became the all-time home run champion via one of the most consistent offensive careers in baseball history. In addition to his 755 home runs, he also holds the major league record for total bases, extra-base hits and RBI. Aaron was named the 1957 National League MVP, won three Gold Gloves for his play in right field and was named to a record 24 All-Star squads.
"Trying to throw a fastball by Henry Aaron is like trying to sneak a sunrise past a rooster."
— Curt Simmons
Did You Know?...
Hank Aaron, a former member of the Negro American League's Indianapolis Clowns, was the last Negro league player to also play in the major leagues?
Induction InformationElected to Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers in 1982, Player
406 votes on 415 ballots 97.83%
Hall of Fame Teammate: Eddie Mathews
Home Run Milestone
715th Home Run: http://wapc.mlb.com/play?content_id=3224106
755th Home Run: http://atlanta.braves.mlb.com/media/player/mp_tpl_3_1.jsp?w=/library/open/aaron_hank/aaron_hank_755_hr_400.wmv&pid=gen_video&cid=mlb&v=2