Profile of Hank Aaron
Aaron’s nickname was “Hammerin’ Hank”… He batted and threw right-handed… Aaron wore uniform #44 in the major leagues except during his rookie year, when he wore #5… His brother Tommie Aaron was also a major-leaguer who played with the Braves… Babe Ruth hit his 714th home run in 1935, the year after Aaron was born… Aaron hit his 715th home run off of Los Angeles Dodger pitcher Al Downing… Slugger Sadaharu Oh hit 868 homers during his career (1959-80) in Japan’s major leagues, making him the worldwide home run leader… Aaron started his career with the Milwaukee Braves; the team moved to Georgia in 1966, becoming the Atlanta Braves. Aaron played for a new Milwaukee franchise, the Brewers, in 1975 and 1976.
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