Henry Louis Aaron (born February 5, 1934), nicknamed "Hammer" or "Hammerin' Hank", is a retired American Major League Baseball (MLB) right fielder who currently serves as the senior vice president of the Atlanta Braves.
MLB Playing Career
1954 - 1976
played 21 seasons for the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves in the National League and two seasons for the Milwaukee Brewers in the American League
Career Homerun Record
April 8, 1974
On this day Hank Aaron hit his 715th career homerun to break the record for all time career homeruns. This record would later be broken by Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants. Aaron still remains second and is considered by many as the leader due to many steroid connections to Bonds.
He was inducted into Cooperstown into the baseball hall of fame in 1982
Atlana Braves Management
August 1, 1982 - Present
Hank Aaron was given an executive role with the Atlanta Braves and to this day remains an active member of the organization and partner with Major League Baseball.
I Had a Hammer
This was Hank Aaron's first and only book in which he wrote this autobiography to give people an inside look at his life and experiences as a person and player in the MLB.