Happy Birthday To An Atlanta Braves Legend


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Henry Louis Aaron signed a contract with the Boston Braves during the 1952 season.  He debuted with the Milwaukee Braves on April 13, 1954 as a 20-year-old out of Mobile Alabama. When the Braves moved to Atlanta in 1966, Aaron packed his bags with the team and headed east.

For 21 seasons, Hank Aaron was a star…making the All-Star game every year except his rookie season.  In 1957 he was voted the league MVP.  He was traded by the Braves back to Milwaukee on November 2, 1974.  Aaron played two seasons with the Brewers before retiring on October 3, 1976 at the age of 42.

755 home runs, 2297 RBIs, 2174 Runs scored and 3771 hits, Aaron was rightfully so inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA in 1982 with 406 ballots out of the 415 voters.

Well folks, today is Hank Aaron’s birthday…he turns the young age of 80-years-old!

Show your support for one of the greatest baseball players the game has seen…Happy Birthday Hammerin’ Hank!

 

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  • Glen Morrow

    Happy birthday hammering hank, the true homerun king.