Remembering Hank Aaron, One of The Greatest MLB Players

Henry Louis Aaron was a Major League Baseball player with the Milwaukee Braves (1954-1965), Atlanta Braves (1966-1974), and Milwaukee Brewers (1975-1976). Did you know that Hank, his nickname, holds the Major League record for most All-Star Game selections. Did you know Hank is tied with Stan Musial and Willie Mays for the most All-Star Games played ? Join Baseball Almanac as we take a look at additional numbers of interest as they relate to Hammerin’ Hank Aaron:

Hank Aaron was the first Milwaukee Braves player to wear #44, the first Atlanta Braves player to wear #44, and no player has worn the number since as the team retired it the year after he hung up his cleats (in 1977). Although Hank only wore #44 two seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers, they retired his number during his final season.                                                                                                 

Braves who wore #44 before Hank Aaron; Bob Chipman (1951) and Buzz Clarkson (1952), both of which wore it when the Braves were still playing in Boston. Brewers who wore #44 before Hank Aaron; Hank Allen (1970) and Gorman Thomas (1973 & 1974). When Hank Aaron joined the 3,000 Hits Club on May 17, 1970, with a single in the second game of a doubleheader off Cincinnati Reds pitcher Wayne Simpson, he became the first player in Major League history to be part of both the 3,000 Hits Club and 500 Home Runs Club.

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