Hank Aaron

Hank Aaron is a retired American Major League Baseball right fielder. Born Henry Louis Aaron on February 5, 1934, he earned the nicknames “Hammer”, and “Hammerin’ Hank.” He played in 23 seasons from 1954 through 1976. 21 of those seasons were for the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves in the National League (NL) and the other two seasons were with the Milwaukee Brewers in the American League (AL).

Several of his records still stand today. He played in right field for most of his MLB games and in his two final seasons, he was primarily a designated hitter. He held many records and won many awards. He was an NL All-Star for 20 seasons and an AL All-Star for 1 season, and he still holds the record for the most seasons as an All-Star. He was a Gold Glove winner for three seasons. He still holds the MLB records for the most career runs batted in (RBI) (2,297), extra base hits (1,477), and total bases (6,856).

George W. Bush awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2002.

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