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Hank Aaron

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
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Full Name: Henry Aaron
Profession: Baseball Player

United States of America

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
Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama, USA
Age: 85 years old

Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aquarius

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

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
  • 1959-07-07 26th MLB All Star Game, Forbes Field, Pittsburgh: Willy Mays triples to score Hank Aaron as NL wins 5-4
  • 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 the Atlanta Braves, breaking Babe Ruth's MLB record of homers for one team
  • 1972-09-03 Atlanta Braves slugger Hank Aaron earns his 6,135th total base to break Stan Musial’s MLB record in an 8-0 home defeat to the Philadelphia Phillies
  • 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 Future Baseball Hall of Fame right fielder Hank Aaron hits his final home run as a member of the Atlanta Braves, in a 13-0 drubbing of the Cincinnati Reds; Aaron's 733rd career HR on his last NL at bat
  • 1974-11-02 Atlanta Braves trade then MLB home run king Hank Aaron to Milwaukee Brewers for outfielder 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 and last home run off Angels Dick Drago
  • 1976-10-03 Future Baseball Hall of Fame right fielder Hank Aaron singles in his last MLB at-bat & drives in his 2,297th run as Milwaukee Brewers lose, 5-2 v Detroit Tigers
  • 1982-01-13 Hank Aaron & Frank Robinson elected to Hall of Fame
  • 2007-08-04 San Francisco slugger Barry Bonds homers off Clay Hensley in 2nd inning of 3-2 loss to San Diego to tie Hank Aaron’s 33 year-old MLB career home run record of 755

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