Hank Aaron

Unit 3 Activity

Hank Aaron's Impact on Society:

Hank Aaron had a big impact in society as an African American. He was able to beat the most popular baseball player of all-time's home-run record (Babe Ruth). Hank Aaron was a 25x all-star player and was elected into the baseball hall of fame with 97.83% of the votes on the first ballot. Hank Aaron is one of the most popular baseball players of all-time. He is also known for being a civil rights activist.

Hank Aaron's Upbringing, Trials, & Success:

Hank Aaron was born on February 5, 1934 in Mobile, Alabama. Although he is known now as one of the best baseball players of all time, he almost didn't get a chance to play. It took another teammates injury to give him a chance. Aaron had many trials going against him. At one point there were 3000 letters a day coming into the Braves office ranging anywhere from general disgust at a black man breaking baseballs most sacred record to death threats. Someone even tried to kidnap his daughter. He is most known for his success in breaking Babe Ruth's career home-run record in 1974. He founded the Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation which helps children reach their potential.
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