Henry ” Hank” Aaron, born Henry Louis Aaron was the 1st baseball player to beat Babe Ruth’s Home Run record of 714.
Henry Aaron was born on February 5, 1934 in Mobile, Alabama. Mr Aaron played baseball in high school. He played two positions, shortstop and 3rd base. While attending high school he realized that baseball was his dream. He quit school and played minor league baseball then he played with the Negro League Baseball team the “Indiapolis Clowns”. Then he played for the Milwaukee Braves a Major League Baseball team. While playing for the Milkwaukee Braves in 1974, he broke Babe Ruth’s Home Run record of 714.
In 1999, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of breaking Ruth’s record, Major League Baseball announced the Hank Aaron Award, given annually to the best overall hitter in each league.
Hank Aaron was inducted into the Baseball Hall of fame in 1982 and he was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2002.
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