Hank Aaron

Baseball Player Hank Aaron Full Name: Hank Aaron [Henry Aaron]


Profession: Baseball Player
Why Famous: Professional baseball player Hank Aaron played 21 seasons for the Milwaukee and Atlanta Braves (1954-1974)and 2 final years for the Milwaukee Brewers as a right fielder and a star hitter. In 1974 he bettered Babe Ruth's home run record amid some racist attacks. Aaron then held this record for 33 years. Aaron contines to hold the record for the most seasons as an All Star (21).

Born: February 5, 1934 (83 years old)
Star Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama, USA

Married Life

  • 1953-10-06 MLB baseball player Hank Aaron (19) weds Barbara Lucas
  • 1973-11-12 MLB baseball player Hank Aaron (39) weds Billye Aaron

Historical Events in the Life of Hank Aaron

  • 1954-04-13 Milwaukee Braves' Hank Aaron's 1st game
  • 1954-04-23 Hammerin' Hank Aaron hits 1st of his 755 homers
  • 1961-06-08 Milwaukee sets record of 4 consecutive HRs (Eddie Mathews, Hank Aaron, Joe Adcock & Frank Thomas)
  • 1965-08-18 Hank Aaron loses a HR, because he hit it out of batter's box
  • 1965-08-20 Eddie Mathews & Hank Aaron (1954-65) pass Babe Ruth-Lou Gehrig hitting 772 HRs while playing together on the same team
  • 1967-05-10 Hank Aaron only inside the park HR (vs Jim Bunning)
  • 1968-07-14 Brave Hank Aaron hits his 500th HR off SF Giant Mike McCormick
  • 1969-05-21 After 9,015 at bats Hank Aaron is lifted for a pinch hitter, Mike Lum, who doubled in a 15-3 victory over NY Mets
  • 1970-05-17 Hank Aaron becomes 9th player to get 3,000 hits
  • 1972-02-29 Hank Aaron becomes 1st baseball player to sign for $200,000 a year
  • 1972-06-10 Hank Aaron's grandslammer (14) ties him for NL lead with Gil Hodges & moves him ahead of Willie Mays as #2 HR hitter (649)
  • 1972-08-06 Hank Aaron hits 660th & 661st HRs for Braves (record for 1 team)
  • 1973-07-21 Braves Hank Aaron hits Ken Brett's fastball for his 700th HR
  • 1973-08-18 Hank Aaron's record 1,378 extra base hit surpasses Stan Musial record
  • 1973-09-08 Hank Aaron sets record of most HRs in 1 league (709)
  • 1974-04-04 Hank Aaron ties Babe Ruth's home-run record by hitting his 714th
  • 1974-04-08 Hammerin' Hank Aaron hits 715th HR, breaking Babe Ruth's record in Atlanta
  • 1974-10-02 Hank Aaron's 733rd career HR on his last NL at bat
  • 1974-11-02 Braves trade Hank Aaron to Milwaukee Brewers for OF Dave May
  • 1975-04-11 Hank Aaron returns as a Milwaukee player (Brewer)
  • 1975-06-12 Hank Aaron's 1st HR in Milwaukee since 1965
  • 1976-07-20 Hank Aaron hits 755th & last home run off Angels Dick Drago
  • 1976-10-03 Hank Aaron singles in his last at bat & drives in his 2,297th run
  • 1982-01-13 Hank Aaron & Frank Robinson elected to Hall of Fame

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