Hank Aaron Research Paper

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Hank Aaron was one of the best baseball players to ever live. His career average was .305, career home runs was 755, He had 3,771 hits, and runs batted in was 2,297. Hank was one of all times greatest hitters ; his nickname was Hammerin Hank. Hank played for 21 years in the pros. Aaron played the majority of his MLB games in right field, though he appeared at other infield and outfield positions. In his last two seasons of his career he was mostly a designated hitter. Aaron held the MLB record for career home runs for 33 years.

Hank Aaron was born in Mobile, Alabama. His dad's name was Herbert Aaron Sr, and his mom's name was Estelle Aaron he also had seven siblings ; his brother Tommie Aaron also went on to play in the majors. Hank grew up in a poor family Hank’s family could not afford baseball equipment. All he had were bottle caps and sticks that he found. Because of this he made his own gloves and bats. When Hank was a kid he always wanted to be like Jackie Robinson(Hank Aaron) ; he was the first African American Major League Baseball player ever. During his junior year, Aaron first joined the Pritchett Athletics followed by the Mobile Black Bears, an independent Negro league team. …show more content…

Aaron reached a lot of accomplishments in his career. For instance he was one of few players to hit 500 career home runs. He is also one of the players in the Hall of Fame to get 3,000 hits.he is also the first baseball player to pass Babe Ruth’s homerun record. Babe Ruth’s homerun record that lasted for 40 years. Hank was the ninth player in the more than 100 year history of baseball to reach

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