Hank Aaron when he played for the Atlanta Braves
Hank Aaron when he played for the Atlanta Braves
 
 
Baseball card of a young Hank Aaron
Baseball card of a young Hank Aaron
 
 
Hank Aaron when he played for the Milwaukee Braves
Hank Aaron when he played for the Milwaukee Braves
 
 
Date that Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth's home run record
Date that Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth's home run record
 
 
Aaron was honored by President George W. Bush
Aaron was honored by President George W. Bush
 
 
Hank Aaron in 2013
Hank Aaron in 2013
 
 
Aaron awarded Kris Bryant the Hank Aaron Award for top baseball hitters.
Aaron awarded Kris Bryant the Hank Aaron Award for top baseball hitters.
 
Aaron, Hank
Topic(s):   Black History (U.S.), Famous People (U.S.)
Quick Facts
Full Name Henry Louis Aaron
Born February 5, 1934 (Mobile, Alabama)
Died still living
Nationality American
Occupation(s) professional baseball player
Major Achievement(s) passed Babe Ruth's home run record; Baseball Hall of Fame

Hank Aaron was born in Mobile, Alabama. Hank went to a high school that did not have a baseball team. He played softball instead.

Hank Aaron began playing baseball for the Negro League when he was 18 years old. Next, for two years, he played baseball in the Minor Leagues. In 1954, Aaron started playing in the Major League.

Hank Aaron played for the Milwaukee Braves. The Milwaukee Braves moved to Atlanta. So did Aaron. He played for the Braves Baseball Team for 21 years.

Hank Aaron is one of America’s best baseball players. In 1974, Aaron broke Babe Ruth’s home run record. Hank Aaron hit his 715th home run! Hank Aaron held this record for 33 years. Hank Aaron was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982.

Aaron retired from baseball in 1976 after hitting a total of 755 home runs. After retiring from baseball, he helped run the Atlanta Braves. Aaron was in charge of finding new players for the Braves team.

Hank Aaron started a group to help children be successful. He is a big supporter of civil rights for everyone. In 2002, Hank Aaron was given the Presidential Medal of Freedom. This is the highest award given to American citizens.

Resource information

Hank Aaron. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://baseballhall.org/hall-of-famers/aaron-hank

Hank Aaron. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.biography.com/people/hank-aaron-9173497

Hank Aaron. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.espn.com/mlb/player/bio/_/id/17499/hank-aaron

International Civil Rights: Walk of Fame - Henry Aaron. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.nps.gov/features/malu/feat0002/wof/henry_aaron.htm

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