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Henry L. Aaron ( 1934 - )  Category ( Sports_Figures ) [suggest a correction]
 

Born in 1934, Henry L Aaron was one of eight children. His father worked in a shipyard and Henry worked throughout his school years to help support his family. Henry loved baseball from an early age forward. As a child, Henry used mop handles for bats. Since balls were often absent too, bottle caps were used.

Henry "Hank" Aaron didn’t play for a high school team but he joined the Mobile Black Bears when he was a junior in high school and it was there that he began his road to baseball success. Playing for the Bears against the Indianapolis Clowns, Aaron was offered a two-hundred dollar per month contract to play for the Clowns.

After a year with Indianapolis, Hank’s career crossed over another milestone. His contract was bought out for ten thousand dollars and he left for Wisconsin. Playing on a Wisconsin farm team, Hank Aaron was named Rookie of the Year. It would be the first of many highly recognized honors.

Henry L Aaron was named to the National League All Star team sixteen times. His career with the major leagues allowed him to play for twenty-one seasons. His record for the most career home runs was held until 2007 when Barry Bonds broke it. In 1999, The Sporting News named Henry L. Aaron (Hank) to Baseball’s 100 Greatest Players. He was listed at number five.

After retiring from baseball, Henry Aaron became an entrepreneurial spirit to be reckoned with. He became a restaurant owner with such restaurants as Church’s, Popeye’s and Krispy Kreme and he owns Hank Aaron Toyota Dealership.

His contributions to the sport that made him a household name includes involvement today with the Atlanta Braves and he is the Senior VP of the Atlanta National League Baseball Club. He’s a successful business owner and an active participant in his community serving on various committees and supporting youth organizations.


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