Legendary MLB right fielder known as the Hammer, who set a league record with 755 career home runs which stood from 1976 to 2007. He was a 25-time All-Star, 4-time National League home run champion, 2-time National League batting champion, and 1-time National League MVP throughout his 23-year career, which was spent with the Milwaukee and Atlanta Braves and the Milwaukee Brewers.
He turned down several college football scholarships so that he could try out for professional baseball.
His career home run record broke the long-standing record of former Yankees great Babe Ruth.
After learning to play by hitting bottle caps with sticks he found in the street, he led his high school team to the Mobile Negro High School Championship two consecutive years.
He married Barbara Lucas on October 6, 1953, then after a divorce, he married Billye Aaron in 1973. He has six children: Ceci, Gary, Lary, Dorinda, Gaile and Hank Jr.
- The meaning of the name Aaron: Exalted, Strong