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Hank Aaron

Biography

Legendary best fielder referred to as the Hammer who set an MLB record with 755 career real estate runs, breaking Babe Ruth’s record of 714 in 1974. He was a 25-period All-Star, 4-period National League house run champ, 2-time National Group batting champ, and 1-period National Group MVP during the period of his 23-calendar year career, that was spent using the Milwaukee and Atlanta Braves as well as the Milwaukee Brewers. After understanding how to play by striking bottle hats with sticks he within the road, he led his senior high school group towards the Cell Negro SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL Tournament two consecutive years. He rejected several college soccer scholarships in order that he could try for professional football. He wedded Barbara Lucas on Oct 6, 1953. Once they divorced, he married Billye Aaron in 1973. He has six children: Ceci, Gary, Lary, Dorinda, Gaile, and Hank Jr. Although Barry Bonds would hit his 756th career home run in 2007, and finish his career with 762, his claim to the all-time home run record continues to be marred with the steroid allegations that surrounded his career.

Quick Facts


Full Name Hank Aaron
Date Of Birth February 5, 1934
Place Of Birth Mobile, AL
Height 1.83 m
Weight 82 kg
Profession Baseball Player
Education Josephine Allen Institute
Nationality American
Spouse Billye Aaron, Barbara Lucas
Children Lary Aaron, Gaile Aaron, Ceci Aaron, Hank Aaron, Jr., Dorinda Aaron, Gary Aaron
Parents Herbert Aaron, Estella Aaron
Siblings Tommie Aaron, Alfredia Scott, Gloria Aaron, Herbert Aaron Jr., Sarah Aaron Jones
Awards National League Most Valuable Player Award, Presidential Medal of Freedom, Lou Gehrig Memorial Award, People's Choice Award for Favorite Sports Figure
Movies When It Was a Game 2, Major League Baseball: All Century Team
Star Sign Aquarius

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#Fact
1 He earned $240,000 in 1976 playing for the Milwaukee Brewers.
2 Reached his lifetime total of 755 home runs without ever hitting 50 in a single season. His highest single season total was 47 in 1971. He hit his jersey number - 44 - four times - in 1957, 1963, 1966, and 1969.
3 Made major league debut on 13 April 1954.
4 Hit home run #400 off Bo Belinsky.
5 Hit a home run (a grand slam to boot) into the center field bleachers at New York's Polo Grounds against the Mets on June 18, 1962, becoming only the third player ever to do so and one day after Lou Brock accomplished the same feat.
6 Of the 16,000+ men who have played in the major leagues, his name is alphabetically first.
7 Atlanta Braves All-Time Sacrifice Flies Leader (113).
8 Atlanta Braves All-Time Times on Base Leader (4,928).
9 Atlanta Braves All-Time Extra-Base Hits Leader (1,429).
10 Besides ranking 1st on the all-time home run list with 755, he also ranks 3rd on the list of all-time hits with 3771. He is also one of only 3 players to collect both 3000 hits and 500 home runs in a career.
11 Member of 1957 World Series Champion Milwaukee Braves team. Member of 1958 National League Champion Milwaukee Braves team. Member of 1969 National League Western Division Champion Atlanta Braves team.
12 Atlanta Braves Career Slugging Percentage Leader(.567).
13 Atlanta Braves Career Total Bases Leader(6,591).
14 Atlanta Braves Career RBI Leader(2,202).
15 Atlanta Braves Career Homerun Leader(733).
16 Atlanta Braves Career Doubles Leader(600).
17 Atlanta Braves Career Hits Leader(3,600).
18 Atlanta Braves Career Runs Leader(2,107).
19 Atlanta Braves Career At Bats Leader(11,628).
20 Atlanta Braves Career Games Played Leader(3,076).
21 It needs to be mentioned that when Aaron finally mentioned the hate mail publicly he was receiving concerning his run for the career home run record, he was immediately flooded with supportive fan mail from all over which eventually far outnumbered the negative letters. Among his supporters included Babe Ruth's widow who publicly denounced Aaron's hecklers and stated that her husband would have enthusiastically cheered on Aaron's attempt at the record.
22 Was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for having received the most "fan" mail sent during his pursuit of Babe Ruth's homerun record in 1974. Unfortunately most of the mail was negative.
23 Achieved the highest rank of Eagle Scout in the Mobile, Alabama Boy Scouts.
24 While Hank Aaron is proud of his home run record, he prefers to be known for his all time record for the highest number of total bases scored, which he always has regarded to be a more accurate measure of his contribution to the team.
25 Outfielder for the National League's Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves (1954-1974) and the American League's Milwaukee Brewers (1975-1976). Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, 1982.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Touched by an Angel 2001 TV Series Hank Aaron
Mr. Belvedere 1989 TV Series Hank Aaron
MacGyver 1987 TV Series Hank Aaron
The Incredible Ida Early 1987 TV Movie Hank Aaron
Happy Days 1980 TV Series Hank Aaron

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream 1995 Documentary consultant

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
42 2013 the producers wish to thank

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
30 for 30 2016 TV Series documentary Himself
The Hammer of Hank Aaron 2015 Documentary Himself
Mr. Baseball, Bob Uecker 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself
Mike & Mike 2014 TV Series Himself - Baseball Hall of Famer
Conan 2013 TV Series Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 2011 TV Series Himself
Stand Up to Cancer 2010 TV Special Himself (in pre-taped segment)
Prime 9 2009 TV Series Himself
2008 MLB All-Star Game 2008 TV Special Himself - Pre-Game Hall of Fame Ceremony
ESPN 25: Who's #1? 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame... 2005-2006 TV Series Himself
2004 World Series 2004 TV Mini-Series Himself - Crowd Member
ESPN SportsCentury 2000-2004 TV Series documentary Himself
100 Years of the World Series 2003 Video documentary Himself
Pete Rose on Trial 2003 TV Movie documentary Hank Aaron
2002 MLB All-Star Game 2002 TV Special Himself - Ceremonial 1st Pitch
Futurama 2002 TV Series Himself / Hank Aaron XXIV
Jim Brown: All American 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself (MLB, Hall of Famer)
Summer Catch 2001 Himself
When It Was a Game 3 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
2000 MLB All-Star Game 2000 TV Special Himself - Ceremonial 1st Pitch
The Remarkable Journey 2000 TV Series Himself
ABC 2000: The Millennium 1999 TV Movie documentary
Arli$$ 1997 TV Series Himself
American Dreamers 1996 TV Movie Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1995 TV Series Himself
Dramatic Moments in Black Sports History 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1993 TV Series Himself
Clash of the Champions XX: 20th Anniversary 1992 TV Movie Himself
Baseball's Record Breakers 1991 Video Himself
1991 MLB All-Star Game 1991 TV Special Himself - NL Honorary Captain
Baseball's Greatest Moments 1991 Video Himself
Night of 100 Stars III 1990 TV Movie Himself
The Arsenio Hall Show 1989 TV Series Himself
Liberty Weekend 1986 TV Special documentary Himself
Late Night with David Letterman 1982-1986 TV Series Himself
Greats of the Game 1985 TV Series Guest
1983 Cracker Jack Oldtimer's Baseball Classic 1983 TV Movie Himself
Good Morning America 1978 TV Series Himself
The Cry of a Hurting World... I'm Hungry! 1977 TV Movie documentary Himself
Greatest Sports Legends 1977 TV Series Himself
Jimmy Carter's Inaugural Gala 1977 TV Movie Himself
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Joe Garagiola 1976 TV Special Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1975 TV Series Himself
1975 MLB All-Star Game 1975 TV Special Himself - AL Designated Hitter
Tony Orlando and Dawn 1975 TV Series Himself
Dinah! 1974 TV Series Hank Aaron
1974 MLB All-Star Game 1974 TV Special Himself - NL Right Fielder
The Dean Martin Show 1974 TV Series Himself
Flip 1973 TV Series Himself
1973 MLB All-Star Game 1973 TV Special Himself - NL First Baseman
Braves TBS Baseball 1973 TV Series Himself - Analyst
1972 MLB All-Star Game 1972 TV Special Himself - NL Right Fielder
1971 MLB All-Star Game 1971 TV Special Himself - NL Right Fielder
1970 MLB All-Star Game 1970 TV Special Himself - NL Right Fielder
1969 National League Championship Series 1969 TV Series Himself - Atlanta Braves Right Fielder
1969 MLB All-Star Game 1969 TV Special Himself - NL Right Fielder
1968 MLB All-Star Game 1968 TV Special Himself - NL Right Fielder
1967 MLB All-Star Game 1967 TV Special Himself - NL Outfielder
1966 MLB All-Star Game 1966 TV Special Himself - NL Left Fielder
1965 MLB All-Star Game 1965 TV Special Himself - NL Right Fielder
1964 MLB All-Star Game 1964 TV Special Himself - NL Outfielder
1963 MLB All-Star Game 1963 TV Special Himself - NL Right Fielder
1961 MLB All-Star Game 1961 TV Special Himself - NL pinch-hitter
Home Run Derby 1960 TV Series Himself
1958 World Series 1958 TV Mini-Series Himself - Milwaukee Braves Right Fielder / Himself - Milwaukee Braves Center Fielder / Right Fielder
The Ed Sullivan Show 1956-1958 TV Series Himself
1958 MLB All-Star Game 1958 TV Special Himself - NL Right Fielder
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show 1957 TV Series Himself - Guest
1957 World Series 1957 TV Mini-Series Himself - Milwaukee Braves Center Fielder
Captain Kangaroo 1957 TV Series Himself
1957 MLB All-Star Game 1957 TV Special Himself - NL Right Fielder
1956 MLB All-Star Game 1956 TV Special Himself - NL Outfielder
1955 MLB All-Star Game 1955 TV Special Himself - NL Outfielder

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
MLB Network Presents 2016 TV Series Himself
Mike & Mike 2014 TV Series Himself - Baseball Hall of Famer
Prime 9 2010-2011 TV Series Himself
Baseball 2010 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Cubs Forever: Celebrating 60 Years of WGN-TV and the Chicago Cubs 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
Bigger Stronger Faster* 2008 Documentary Himself
Rome Is Burning 2007 TV Series Himself
DHL Presents Major League Baseball Hometown Heroes 2006 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Costas Now 2006 TV Series Himself - Baseball Player
ESPN Outside the Lines Nightly 2006 TV Series Himself - Baseball Player
Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream 1995 Documentary Himself
When It Was a Game 2 1992 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 50 Greatest Home Runs in Baseball History 1992 Video documentary Himself
When It Was a Game 1991 TV Movie documentary Himself

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#Quote
1 You got to play 150 games a year, so pick your spots. You can miss two games a month; so pick the days you're gonna be hurt, or you're gonna rest or you're gonna have a drink or two. The rest of the time, be on that field.
2 Roger Maris lost his hair the season he hit 61; I still have all my hair, but when it's over, I'm going home to Mobile and fish for a long time.
3 I never smile when I have a bat in my hands. That's when you've got to be serious. When I get out on the field, nothing's a joke to me. I don't feel like I should walk around with a smile on my face.
4 In baseball, there is something electrifying about the big leagues. I had read so much about [Stan Musial], [Ted Williams], [Jackie Robinson]. I had put those guys on a pedestal. They were something special. I really thought they put their pants on different, rather than one leg at a time.
5 I'm hoping someday that some kid, black or white, will hit more home runs than myself. Whoever it is, I'd be pulling for him.
6 I looked for the same pitch my whole career, a breaking ball. All of the time. I never worried about the fastball. They couldn't throw it past me, none of them.
7 I don't want them to forget [Babe Ruth], I just want them to remember me!
8 Guessing what the pitcher is going to throw is 80% of being a successful hitter. The other 20% is just execution.
9 I don't feel right unless I have a sport to play or at least a way to work up a sweat.
10 I never doubted my ability, but when you hear all your life you're inferior, it makes you wonder if the other guys have something you've never seen before. If they do, I'm still looking for it.
11 I have always felt that although someone may defeat me, and I strike out in a ball game, the pitcher on the particular day was the best player. But I know when I see him again, I'm going to be ready for his curve ball. Failure is a part of success.
12 You can only milk a cow so long, and then you're left holding the pail.
13 It took me 17 years to get 3000 hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course.


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