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23 Hank Aaron Facts You Need to Know

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Is Hank Aaron still alive?

No, Hank Aaron died on January 22, 2021. He was 86 years old.

When did Hank Aaron debut in the Major Leagues?

Hank Aaron debuted for the Milwaukee Braves on April 13, 1954.

How did Hank Aaron die?

Hank Aaron died of natural causes, according to Atlanta’s Fulton County Medical Examiner office.

When did Hank Aaron die?

Hank Aaron died on January 22, 2021. He was 86 years old.

Where did Hank Aaron die?

Hank Aaron died at his home, near Atlanta, Georgia.

When did Hank Aaron break Babe Ruth’s home run record?

Aaron broke Ruth’s record of 714 career home runs on April 8, 1974, when he hit number 715 against Al Downing of the Dodgers at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium.

How many home runs did Hank Aaron hit in his career?

Hank Aaron hit 755 home runs during his 23-year big league career, spanning from 1954 through 1976.

Who broke Hank Aaron’s home run record?

Barry Bonds broke Hank Aaron’s all-time home run record when he hit number 756 on August 7, 2007. Bonds would finish the season — and his career — with a total of 762 home runs.

How many times did Hank Aaron lead the league in home runs?

Hank Aaron led the National League in home runs in four separate seasons: 1957 (44 home runs), 1963 (44), 1966 (44), and 1967 A(39).

How many RBI did Hank Aaron have?

Hank Aaron collected 2297 RBI (runs batted in) during his career, the most of all time and a record that still stands today.

What teams did Hank Aaron play for?

Hank Aaron played for the Milwaukee Braves from 1954 through 1965, the Atlanta Braves from 1966 through 1974, and the Milwaukee Brewers in 1975 and 1976.

Did Hank Aaron play in the Negro Leagues?

Yes. Hank Aaron played for the Indianapolis Clowns for three months in 1951 before the Milwaukee Braves bought his contract.

Is Hank Aaron in the Hall of Fame?

Yes, Hank Aaron is in the Hall of Fame.

When was Hank Aaron elected to the Hall of Fame?

Aaron was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1982, his first year of eligibility. The Hammer was named on 97.8% of ballots for enshrinement in Cooperstown.

How much did Hank Aaron weigh?

During his playing days, Aaron weighed 180 pounds.

How tall was Hank Aaron?

During his prime, Aaron stood 6’10” tall.

What was Hank Aaron’s lifetime batting average?

For his career, Aaron hit .305, collecting 3771 hits in 12,364 at-bats.

What was Hank Aaron’s number?

Aaron wore number 5 in 122 games as a rookie for the Milwaukee Braves in 1954. He wore number 44 for the remainder of his career, from 1955 through 1976.

Did Hank Aaron go to college?

No, Aaron began his pro baseball career as a teenager and continued playing in the major leagues until he was 42 years old. After he retired as an active player, Aaron served in a number of executive roles for the Braves and Major League Baseball.

Did Hank Aaron’s brother play baseball?

Yes. Tommie Aaron was a first baseman and left fielder for the Braves, appearing the majors in seven different seasons between 1962 and 1971.

How many MVP awards did Hank Aaron win?

Aaron won one National League MVP award, in 1957.

How many World Series did Hank Aaron win?

Aaron won won World Series crown during his career, leading the Milwaukee Braves to a seven-game victory over the New York Yankees in 1957. The Braves lost the rematch, also in seven games, in 1958.

The Braves and Aaron also won the first-ever National League West division title in 1969.

How many hits did Hank Aaron have?

Aaron collected 3771 hits during his career, retiring in second place on the all-time list behind only Ty Cobb (4189). Today, Aaron still stands third, behind Cobb and all-time hit king Pete Rose (4256 hits).

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