Nicknamed “Hammerin’ Hank,” the soft-spoken athlete dazzled fans with his booming bat and remarkable fielding.
Throughout his 23-year career, Atlanta Brave #44 kept swinging. A lifetime .305 hitter, Aaron finished his career with a record 755 home runs and 2,297 RBIs. In 1982, he was inducted into baseball’s Hall of Fame.
On the night in 2007 that Barry Bonds broke Aaron’s home run record, Aaron said, “I move over and offer my best wishes to Barry…”