Feb 05, 1934: Happy Birthday Hank Aaron
Submitted by BTGrimes on Tue, 02/05/2013 - 10:00am
If I had a Hammer
MOBILE, ALABAMA - It's Henry Aaron's birthday. Hammerin Hank was born on this date in 1934 in Mobile, Alabama. He would go on to become major league baseball's all-time home run king in 1974 when he eclipsed Babe Ruth's record of 714 home runs. Aaron finished his career with 755 home runs. Barry Bonds broke Aaron's record in 2007, tainted, however, by allegations of steroid use.
Henry Aaron, not unlike his unassuming demeanor, quietly set many major league records and is among the leaders of many more. Here are some as compiled by the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR):
Most seasons with at least 20 HRs 20(1st)
It's also remarkable, considering he was the all-time HR king for almost 40 years, the lists Aaron is not on
Henry Louis Aaron was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982.
*Barry Bonds finished his career with just 7 more home runs than Aaron?
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