Stayin' Alive: Hammerin' Hank Aaron 82 Today

  • by: Jeremy Smith

MLB Hall of Famer Hammerin' Hank Aaron was born in Mobile, Alabama on this date in 1934. He turns 82 today.

Hank Aaron is one of the most influential baseball players of all time. He was one of the most consistently dominant offensive forces in baseball history. He retired as the all-time leader in career home runs after playing from 1954 to 1976 with the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves and the Milwaukee Brewers.

He ended his career with a .305 batting average, 755 home runs, 3,771 hits, 2,297 RBI, three Gold Gloves, a World Series championship and an MVP award. Aaron's home run record has since been broken by Barry Bonds, but he remains one of just three members of the 700-home run club.

He continues to have a public presence and takes to the interwebs and social media quite often. Check his Tweet out below.

The video above is from April 8th, 1974, when Vin Scully called Hamerin' Hank's milestone home run as he passed Babe Ruth for the most career home runs.

Major League Baseball showed their love for Hank:

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Jeremy Smith is from Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and currently resides in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He is an editor at Lead Stories, www.leadstories.com, mainly focusing on debunking hoax stories. 

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