Hank Aaron

Hank Aaron
Birthdate 2/5/1934
Death Date
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 thanks his first big league manager Charlie Grimm for his congratulatory telegram

Hank Aaron thanks his first big league manager Charlie Grimm for his congratulatory telegram

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
Envelope for Aaron's letter to Grimm

Envelope for Aaron's letter to Grimm

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

Hank 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

2 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.

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