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Hank Aaron

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5, 1934
Mobile, AL
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5, 1934 (age 86)
Mobile, AL


Legendary right fielder known as the Hammer who set an MLB record with 755 career home runs, breaking Babe Ruth's record of 714 in 1974. He was a 25-time All-Star, 4-time National League home run champion, 2-time National League batting champion, and 1-time National League MVP over the course of his 23-year career, which was spent with the Milwaukee and Atlanta Braves and the Milwaukee Brewers.

Before Fame

After learning to play by hitting bottle caps with sticks he found in the street, he led his high school team to the Mobile Negro High School Championship in two consecutive years.


He turned down several college football scholarships so that he could try out for professional baseball.

Family Life

He married Barbara Lucas on October 6, 1953. After they divorced, he married Billye Aaron in 1973. He has six children: Ceci, Gary, Lary, Dorinda, Gaile, and Hank Jr.

Associated With

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 has been marred by the steroid allegations that surrounded his career.