Hank Aaron Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

Born: February 5, 1934 in Mobile, Alabama
Died: January 22, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia
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Full name Henry Louis Aaron
Born February 5, 1934, Mobile, Alabama
First Game: April 13, 1954;
Final Game: October 3, 1976
Bat: Right Throw: Right Height: 6' 0" Weight: 180
Brother of Tommie Aaron

Selected to the Hall of Fame in 1982
Named NL Most Valuable Player by Baseball Writers' Association of America (1957)
Named NL Player of the Year by The Sporting News (1956 and 1963)
Named outfielder on The Sporting News Major League All-Star Team (1956 and 1958 to 1959)
Named outfielder on The Sporting News NL All-Star Team (1963, 1965, 1967 and 1969 to 1971)
Won NL Gold Glove as right fielder (1958 to 1960)

This article was written by Bill Johnson and is presented in part, courtesy of the Society for American Baseball Research

"Henry Aaron in the second inning walked and scored. He's sittin' on 714. Here's the pitch by Downing. Swinging. There's a drive into left-center field! That ball is gonna be ... outta here! It's gone! It's 715! There's a new home run champion of all time, and it's Henry Aaron!"  - Milo Hamilton, April 8, 1974

With that swing of the bat, along with the 714 that preceded it, Hank Aaron not only passed Babe Ruth as Major League Baseball's career home run leader, but he also made a giant leap in the integration of the game and the nation. Aaron, an African-American, had broken a record set by the immortal Ruth, and not just any record, but the all-time major league home run record, and in doing so moved the game and the nation forward on the journey started by Jackie Robinson in 1947. By 1974 Aaron's baseball career was within three years of sunset, but the road he'd travelled to arrive at that spring evening in Atlanta had hardened and tempered him, perhaps irrevocably, in ways that only suffering can produce.  Aaron finally shrugged off the twin burdens of expectation and fear that evening, and few have ever stood taller.

Henry Louis Aaron was born February 5, 1934, in Mobile Alabama, to Herbert and Estella (Pritchett) Aaron. Among Henry's seven siblings was a brother, Tommie, who later played in parts of seven different seasons in the major leagues. For whatever such records are worth, the brothers still hold the record for most career home runs by a pair of siblings, 768, with the elder Henry contributing 755 to Tommie's 13. They were also the first siblings to appear in a League Championship Series as teammates.

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1983 1983 Cracker Jack Oldtimer's Baseball Classic (in person), 1957 The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (in person), 1991 Baseball's Record Breakers (in person), 2011 Late Show with David Letterman (in person), 2005-2006 The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame... (in person), 2002 2002 MLB All-Star Game (in person), 2002 Futurama (in person), 2002 Jim Brown: All American (in person), 2000 2000 MLB All-Star Game (in person), 1997 Arli$$ (in person), 1991 Baseball's Greatest Moments (in person), 1977 Jimmy Carter's Inaugural Gala (in person), 1975 1975 MLB All-Star Game (in person), 1974 1974 MLB All-Star Game (in person), 1973 Flip (in person), 1973 1973 MLB All-Star Game (in person), 1965 1965 MLB All-Star Game (in person), 1963 1963 MLB All-Star Game (in person), 1960 Home Run Derby (in person), 2010-2011 Prime 9 (Other), 2006 ESPN Outside the Lines Nightly (Other), 1992 When It Was a Game 2 (Other), 2000-2004 ESPN SportsCentury (in person), 2003 Pete Rose on Trial (in person), 2001 Summer Catch (in person), 2000 When It Was a Game 3 (in person), 1992 Clash of the Champions XX: 20th Anniversary (in person), 1989 Mr. Belvedere (in person), 1977 The Cry of a Hurting World... I'm Hungry! (in person), 1971 1971 MLB All-Star Game (in person), 1969 1969 National League Championship Series (in person), 1968 1968 MLB All-Star Game (in person), 1966 1966 MLB All-Star Game (in person), 1958 1958 World Series (in person), 1957 1957 MLB All-Star Game (in person), 1956 1956 MLB All-Star Game (in person), 1992 The 50 Greatest Home Runs in Baseball History (Other), 2013 Conan (in person), 1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien (in person), 1974 The Dean Martin Comedy Hour (in person), 1982-1986 The Late Show with David Letterman (in person), 1994 Baseball (Other), 1956-1958 The Ed Sullivan Show (in person), 1995 Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream (Other), 2010 Stand Up to Cancer (in person), 2009 Prime 9 (in person), 2008 2008 MLB All-Star Game (in person), 2006 ESPN 25: Who's #1 (in person), 2003 100 Years of the World Series (in person), 1995 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (in person), 1991 1991 MLB All-Star Game (in person), 1990 Night of 100 Stars III (in person), 1986 Liberty Weekend (in person), 1980 Happy Days (in person), 1975 Tony Orlando and Dawn (in person), 1970 1970 MLB All-Star Game (in person), 1969 1969 MLB All-Star Game (in person), 1967 1967 MLB All-Star Game (in person), 1964 1964 MLB All-Star Game (in person), 1958 1958 MLB All-Star Game (in person), 2008 Bigger Stronger Faster* (Other), 2007 Rome Is Burning (Other), 2006 Costas Now (Other), 1995 Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream (Other), 1991 When It Was a Game (Other), 1999 ABC 2000: The Millennium (in person), 1989 The Arsenio Hall Show (in person), 1987 MacGyver (in person), 1987 The Incredible Ida Early (in person), 1978 Good Morning America (in person), 1974 Dinah! (in person), 1972 1972 MLB All-Star Game (in person), 1957 1957 World Series (in person), 1957 Captain Kangaroo (in person), 1955 1955 MLB All-Star Game (in person)

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