Henry Aaron
Class of 1980

Category: Baseball

Born: 2/5/1934
Birthplace: Mobile, AL

Henry (Hank) Aaron was born in Mobile, Alabama in 1934. In 1957, with the World Championship Milwaukee Braves, Hank hit .322 on 198 hits in 615 at bats; he scored 118 runs, batted in 132 runs, hit 27 doubles, 6 triples and 44 home runs. In the World Series he batted .393. In his 23 years of play, he passed Babe Ruth's record of 714 home runs with a record that stands at 755. He is in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Since 1976, Hank has been Director of Player Development for the Atlanta Braves.

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