Hank Aaron

By: Preston Johnson

Years Lived

February 5, 1934-

He is 82 years old

Place of birth-Mobile AL

Occupation- Major League Baseball

Did you know? Considered one of the best baseball players of all time, Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth's hallowed record of 714 home runs in 1974, finishing with a career total of 755.

character trait- resilient

Be Inspired-For more than three decades, Hank Aaron has been best known for hitting more home runs than any other baseball player in history. However, the baseball icon also spoke out against pervasive racism in major league baseball and broke racial barriers throughout his career. Despite hate mail, death threats against him and a plan to kidnap one of his daughters.

Achievements

1955-76Played in All-Star Games

1956, 1959Won National League batting title

1957Won Most Valuable Player Award

1957, 1960, 1963, 1966Named leader of league in RBI

1957, 1963, 1966-67Named leader of league in home runs

1958-60Won Golden Glove Award

1974Broke Babe Ruth's career home run record

1976Awarded Spingarn Medal from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

1982Inducted into the Baseball Hall Of Fame

The legacy of Hank Aaron