Hank Aaron

Hank Aaron
Birthdate 2/5/1934
Death Date 1/22/2021
Debut Year 1954
Year of Induction 1982
Teams Braves, Brewers
Positions First Base, Right Field

How is it possible for Hank Aaron, a 24-time All Star with 755 home runs, 3,771 hits, 2,297 runs batted in, and a .305 lifetime average to be underrated?

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Hank Aaron’s All Star Game homer in Atlanta earned a standing ovation

Hank Aaron’s All Star Game homer in Atlanta earned a standing ovation

The National League saw their 8-game All Star Game winning streak snapped in 1971. The following seasons the game was in Atlanta and the hometown fans were eager for a win. The Braves lone representative on the NL roster was Henry Aaron. The team hosted two previous All Star games when the franchise
Hank Aaron was selected to the All Star team an MLB record 25 times

Hank Aaron was selected to the All Star team an MLB record 25 times

The star among stars, Henry Aaron was selected to a big league record 25 All Star teams. Sure there were four seasons in which there were two All Star teams, but his 21 seasons of All Star play are still the most in MLB history. The 1973 game was played in four-month old Royals Stadium in Kansas Cit
Aaron is MLB's all-time leader in RBI; here's a letter about the stat's origination

Aaron is MLB's all-time leader in RBI; here's a letter about the stat's origination

Hammerin’ Hank Aaron retired in 1976 as baseball’s all-time leader in runs batted in. Today his 2,297 RBIs still ranks first on the list. The stat itself was not always a part of the game. Ernest Lanigan is largely forgotten in baseball history. A newspaperman, official scorer, and execu
Henry Aaron was inducted into the Hall of Fame with 3 others on August 1, 1982

Henry Aaron was inducted into the Hall of Fame with 3 others on August 1, 1982

Hank Aaron had one of baseball’s greatest careers. His time in the game included an MLB-record 25 All Star selections. The Hammer also broke perhaps the most hallowed record in sports – Babe Ruth’s career home run mark. After waiting the required 5 years upon retirement, Aaron was
Aaron was congratulated on his Hall selection by his first big league manager

Aaron was congratulated on his Hall selection by his first big league manager

Hank Aaron broke into the big leagues in 1954 with the Milwaukee Braves and made an immediate impact. For the first for years of his career, the manager of the Braves was Charlie Grimm. Over that four-year span, Aaron was a three-time All Star and league MVP. By the time Grimm was fired, Aaron had t
Charlie Grimm had 2,299 hits as a player and three pennants as a skipper

Charlie Grimm had 2,299 hits as a player and three pennants as a skipper

Charlie Grimm lived his golden year in Scottsdale, Arizona. Grimm is in the Hall of Fame discussion because of his long and distinguished playing career followed by a successful 19-year run as a manager. Grimm amassed 2,299 career hits and a .295 average over his 20-year career. As a manager Grimm g

5 responses to “Hank Aaron”

  1. Frank says:

    I don’t believe Aaron was underrated so much as he was or is under appreciated. The other HOF player who also comes to mind is Frank Robinson.

  2. Greg says:

    Surpassed Mays in virtually every offensive category. Should be called greatest living player when introduced.

  3. George McMichael says:

    He was a great one to be sure!

  4. Terry R. Housley says:

    He was a consistent top performer and stayed injury free as well. Go Braves.

  5. Joe Di Frances says:

    I read that Sandy Koufax, when asked about the best way to pitch to Hank Aaron, replied, “With nobody on base.”

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