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Hank Aaron Bio, Affair, Married, Wife, Net Worth, Ethnicity, Age

Hank Aaron

Hank Aaron: Biography in Details

Who was Hank Aaron?

Hank Aaron was now a retired American baseball player and is an inspiration for many others. He holds the record for the second-most seasons (8) with 40+ home runs in MLB.

What caused Hank Aaron’s death?

Hank Aaron died on January 22, 2021, in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. His age was 83 at the time of death. He died in his sleep. Hank’s death is reported as a natural death.

Hank Aaron: Age, Parents, Ethnicity

Hank Aaron was born on February 5, 1934, in Mobile, Alabama. He was raised in a poor family along with his seven siblings. His father’s name is Herbert Aaron, Sr. and likely his mother’s name is Estella Aaron.

Born in an extremely poor family, little Aaron had to take up several odd jobs to support his family. With hardly any interest in studies and a passion for sports, he had made up his mind about baseball from a very young age.

As born in a section of Mobile referred to as “Down the Bay”, he spent most of his youth in Toulminville.

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As Hank Aaron grew up in a poor family, his family could not afford baseball equipment. But he has so keen interest in it that he practiced by hitting bottle caps with sticks.

In which school did Hank Aaron attend?

Hank Aaron attended Central High School, where he played football and baseball and was outstanding in both.

Later, he transferred to Josephine Allen Institute, a private school, for a better future in baseball. In 1951 he quit school and played for the ‘Negro Baseball League’s Indianapolis Clowns.

Hank Aaron: Professional Life, Career

With the success in the 1952 Negro League World Series, Hank Aaron joined the Milwaukee Braves. After this, it put him the minor league baseball ‘Eau Claire Bears’.

Hank Aaron made his Major League debut in 1954 and finished the season with a fair .280 hit score.

Hank finished the 1955 season with a .314 average, 27 home runs, and 106 RBI. Aaron played exceptionally well in 1956 and in 1957 he won the ‘Most Valuable Player title after making 44 home runs and hitting an impressive .322.

The same year he led his team Milwaukee Braves to a surprise victory in the World Series over the New York Yankees.

Hank Aaron reached a whopping 3000 hits in 1970 while playing against Cincinnati Reds and became the first player to reach this far.

In 1973, he fell short of one run, breaking the record of legendary player Babe Ruth, who had a total of 714 home runs.

However, in April 1974, he broke the record and created his own with a massive 715 home runs. The same year on October 5, he hit his last home run to make a total of 733 runs.

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It was speculated that he would retire and when did not, his team traded him to the Milwaukee Brewers. He broke the ‘Run batted in’ (RBI) record of Babe Ruth once again, in May 1975.

In 1976, Hank Aaron retired as a player and joined the Atlanta Braves as their executive and later became their vice president.

His job was to look for new team prospects and supervise the coaching of minor leaguers which resulted in making the Braves one of the strongest teams in the National League. He was later promoted to senior vice president.

Awards

Hank Aaron was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on August 1, 1982, after a ballot in which he came second.

On January 8, 2001, U.S. President Bill Clinton awarded him the second-highest civilian award ‘The presidential Citizens Medal’.

Molefi Kete Asante, an African-American scholar, historian, and philosopher, entered Aaron’s name on his list of ‘100 Greatest African-Americans’, in 2002.

Hank Aaron received the ‘Presidential Medal of Freedom’ the highest civilian honor, from U.S. President George W. Bush in June 2002.

Furthermore, the ‘Hank Aaron Award’ was created in 1999 to be awarded to the best hitter who performs the best in each league.

How much does Hank Aaron earn?

Hank Aaron’s net worth was $25 million.

During his tenure, Hank’s highest salary was $240,000 which he earned in both the 1975 and 1976 seasons. After baseball, Hank launched a successful business career.

Today he owns several car dealerships. He owns dealerships that sell BMW, Mini, Land Rover, Toyota, Hyundai, and Hondas all across Georgia.

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Hank Aaron: Rumors, Controversy/Scandal

Hank Aaron is out of any type of rumors or controversies and has maintained a balanced life.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

Hank Aaron being a sports player has maintained a good body standing with a height of 6 inches. Likely, he weighs 82 kg. He has dark brown colored eyes and short black colored hair.

Social Media

He is active on different social media platforms. Hank Aaron uses Twitter and has more than 63K followers. Furthermore, he is not active on Facebook or Instagram.

Hank Aaron’s Birthday Dates

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2024 February Monday
2025 February Wednesday
2026 February Thursday
2027 February Friday
2028 February Saturday

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