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Thursday, February 05, 2015

Happy Birthday Hank Aaron!

On this day, 81 years ago (1934), Henry Louis Aaron was born. Most know him by his nickname "Hank." During his long (1950-1976) career in professional baseball, he was also known as "Hammerin' Hank. His stats as a hitter are outstanding--he had 755 career home runs. For 18 years, between 1955-1973, he hit 24, or more home, runs a year.

Here's a short video biography summarizing his accomplishments:

Learn more:

Bryant, Howard. The Last Hero: A Life of Henry Aaron. [B AAR]

Golenbock, Peter. Hank Aaron: Brave in Every Way. [J B AAR]

Kramer, Sydelle. Baseball's Greatest Hitters. [J 796.357 KRA]

Vascellaro, Charlie. Hank Aaron: A Biography. [YA B AAR]

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