Hank Aaron Celebrating Birthday No. 81 Today

Happy 81st birthday to Hammerin’ Hank!

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Chris Evans photo/ Hank Aaron is baseball's all-time leader in RBI and total bases.  For many, he remains the home run king. Chris Evans photo/ Hank Aaron is baseball’s all-time leader in RBI and total bases. For many, he remains the home run king.

By Glen Sparks

Happy birthday, Henry Aaron. Hammerin’ Hank turns 81 today. The great slugger is No. 2 on baseball’s all-time home run list, or still No. 1, depending on your point of view. Nonetheless, this is a look at Aaron in 10 bullet points:

  • Born Feb. 5, 1934, in Mobile, Ala., Aaron played 23 seasons in the major leagues (1954-76). He hit 755 career home runs, 733 in the National League for the Braves (both the Milwaukee and Atlanta versions) and 22 for the then-American League Milwaukee Brewers.
  • The Indianapolis Clowns of the Negro Leagues signed Aaron on Nov. 20, 1951. He played three months for the Clowns in 1952 and was the last Negro League player to be on a Major League roster.
  • Aaron never hit…

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