By: Preston Johnson
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.
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
He played baseball for 21 seasons.
Hall of Fame
He was inducted in to the baseball hall of fame in 1982
Hank hit 755 home runs in his career.