Hank Aaron

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Henry Louis Aaron (born February 5, 1934), nicknamed "Hammer" or "Hammerin' Hank", is a retired American Major League Baseball (MLB) right fielder who serves as the senior vice president of the Atlanta Braves.wikipedia
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Atlanta Braves

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Henry Louis Aaron (born February 5, 1934), nicknamed "Hammer" or "Hammerin' Hank", is a retired American Major League Baseball (MLB) right fielder who serves as the senior vice president of the Atlanta Braves. He played 21 seasons for the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves in the National League (NL) and two seasons for the Milwaukee Brewers in the American League (AL), from 1954 through 1976.
The team's tenure in Atlanta is noted for Hank Aaron breaking Babe Ruth's career home run record in 1974.

Willie Mays

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Aaron holds the record for the most seasons as an All-Star and the most All-Star Game selections (25), and is tied with Willie Mays and Stan Musial for the most All-Star Games played (24).
Mays shares the record of most All-Star Games played with 24, with Hank Aaron and Stan Musial.

Stan Musial

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Aaron holds the record for the most seasons as an All-Star and the most All-Star Game selections (25), and is tied with Willie Mays and Stan Musial for the most All-Star Games played (24).
His 6,134 total bases remained a major league record until surpassed by Hank Aaron, and his hit total still ranks fourth all-time, and is the highest by any player who spent his career with only one team.

Major League Baseball All-Star Game

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Aaron holds the record for the most seasons as an All-Star and the most All-Star Game selections (25), and is tied with Willie Mays and Stan Musial for the most All-Star Games played (24). Aaron was an NL All-Star for 20 seasons and an AL All-Star for 1 season, from 1955 through 1975.
Hank Aaron holds the record for the most All-Star namings (21) and the most All-Star Game appearances (25).

Major League Baseball Player of the Month Award

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He won the NL Player of the Month award in May 1958 and June 1967.

Hank Aaron Award

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In 1999, MLB introduced the Hank Aaron Award to recognize the top offensive players in each league.
It was introduced in 1999 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Hank Aaron's surpassing of Babe Ruth's career home run mark of 714 home runs.

1957 World Series

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In 1957, he was the NL Most Valuable Player (MVP) when the Milwaukee Braves won the World Series.
Hank Aaron led all regulars with a .393 average and eleven hits, including a triple, three home runs and seven RBI.

Milwaukee Brewers

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He played 21 seasons for the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves in the National League (NL) and two seasons for the Milwaukee Brewers in the American League (AL), from 1954 through 1976.
This is the uniform that Hank Aaron wore with the club in his final seasons and that Robin Yount wore in his first.

Tommie Aaron

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Aaron had seven siblings, including Tommie Aaron, who later played in MLB with him.
Aaron was the younger brother of Hall of Fame member Hank Aaron.

Right fielder

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Henry Louis Aaron (born February 5, 1934), nicknamed "Hammer" or "Hammerin' Hank", is a retired American Major League Baseball (MLB) right fielder who serves as the senior vice president of the Atlanta Braves.
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Indianapolis Clowns

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On November 20, 1951, baseball scout Ed Scott signed Aaron to a contract on behalf of the Indianapolis Clowns of the Negro American League where he played three months.
Hank Aaron was a Clown for a short period, and the Clowns were also one of the first professional baseball teams to hire a female player.

Total bases

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Aaron holds the MLB records for the most career runs batted in (RBI) (2,297), extra base hits (1,477), and total bases (6,856).
Hank Aaron's 6,856 career total bases make him the all-time MLB record holder.

Extra-base hit

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Aaron holds the MLB records for the most career runs batted in (RBI) (2,297), extra base hits (1,477), and total bases (6,856).
The record for most career extra-base hits is 1,477, held by Hank Aaron.

Ed Scott (baseball scout)

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On November 20, 1951, baseball scout Ed Scott signed Aaron to a contract on behalf of the Indianapolis Clowns of the Negro American League where he played three months.
Before he became the first African-American scout in the history of the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball, Scott was a talent-spotter for the Negro leagues, and he signed Henry Aaron, the Baseball Hall of Famer and future home run king, to Aaron's first professional contract for the Indianapolis Clowns.

1969 National League Championship Series

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They were also the first siblings to appear in a League Championship Series as teammates.
The Braves took a 3–2 lead in the third, scoring twice on three consecutive one-out doubles by Felix Millán, Tony González, and Hank Aaron.

Toulminville, Alabama

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While he was born in a section of Mobile referred to as "Down the Bay", he spent most of his youth in Toulminville.
Professional baseball player Hank Aaron grew up in Toulminville as a young boy.

Major League Baseball

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Henry Louis Aaron (born February 5, 1934), nicknamed "Hammer" or "Hammerin' Hank", is a retired American Major League Baseball (MLB) right fielder who serves as the senior vice president of the Atlanta Braves.
The fan voting was discontinued after a 1957 ballot-box-stuffing scandal in Cincinnati: seven of the eight slots originally went to Reds players, two of whom were subsequently removed from the lineup to make room for Willie Mays and Hank Aaron.

Eau Claire Bears

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The Braves assigned Aaron to the Eau Claire Bears, the Braves' Northern League Class-C farm team.
The most accomplished player in the team's history was Hall of Famer Hank Aaron, who made his minor league début with the team in 1952.

1974 Major League Baseball season

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After the game, Aaron stated that his only fear was that he might not live to see the 1974 season.
The first came on April 8, when Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves blasted his 715th career home run, breaking the all-time career home run mark of 714 set by Babe Ruth.

30–30 club

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In that season, Aaron became the third player to steal 30 bases and hit 30 home runs in a single season.
Five players—Hank Aaron, Barry Bonds, Willie Mays, Alex Rodriguez and Sammy Sosa—are also members of the 500 home run club, and Aaron, Mays and Rodriguez are also members of the 3,000 hit club.

Georgia Historical Society

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He was named a 2010 Georgia Trustee by the Georgia Historical Society in recognition of accomplishments that reflect the ideals of Georgia's founders.
Recipients include Bernard Marcus, Marguerite Williams, Hank Aaron, Ted Turner, Vince Dooley, Sam Nunn, Tom Cousins, Andrew Young, Tom Cousins, Truett Cathy, Herman Russell, Arthur Blank, Billy Payne, Alana Shepherd, Paula Wallace, James Blanchard, Muhtar Kent, F. Duane Ackerman, A.D. "Pete" Correll, Ed Bastian, and W. Paul Bowers.

Al Downing (baseball)

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Aaron would hit 44 home runs in four different seasons, and he hit his record-breaking 715th career home run off Dodgers pitcher Al Downing, who coincidentally also wore number 44.
Downing allowed Hank Aaron's record breaking 715th home run on April 8, 1974.

Vic Raschi

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On April 15, Aaron collected his first major league hit, a double off Cardinals' pitcher Vic Raschi.
Later in his career, as a pitcher with the St. Louis Cardinals, he was responsible for allowing Hank Aaron's first career home run.

1958 World Series

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He led the Braves to another pennant, but this time they lost a seven-game World Series to the Yankees.
Hank Aaron walked and quickly took second on a Yogi Berra passed ball.

Jacksonville Braves

In 1953, the Braves promoted him to the Jacksonville Braves, their Class-A affiliate in the South Atlantic League.
One of the first integrated professional baseball teams in the league and in Florida, the Braves fielded standout players such as Hank Aaron and Félix Mantilla.