Hank Aaron

(1934– )

Hank Aaron


During the 1957 World Series, Yankee catcher Yogi Berra noticed that Aaron grasped the bat the wrong way. “Turn it around,” he said, “so you can see the trademark.” But Hank kept his eye on the pitcher’s mound; “Didn’t come up here to read. Came up here to hit.”

Biographical Note: 

Henry Louis [“Hank”] Aaron is a U.S. baseball player, nicknamed “Hammerin’ Hank.” He broke Babe Ruth’s home-run record, hitting 755 in all. He holds many of baseball’s most distinguished records, including runs batted in (2,297), extra base hits (1,477), total bases (6,856) and most years with 30 or more home runs (15). He is also in the top five for career hits and runs.