Biography: Baseball player; sports executive; businessman. Born– February 5, 1934, Mobile. Parents– Herbert and Estella Aaron. Education– Attended public schools. Married–(1) Barbara Lucas. Children– Five. Married–(2) Billye Williams. Children– One. Played baseball with the Milwaukee Braves. 1954-65; with the Atlanta Braves in 1966-1974; with the Milwaukee Brewers, 1975-76. Set the record for career home runs, 1974. Recipient of many baseball honors; Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, 1982; named to National League All-Star Team every year, 1955-74. Awarded the honorary degree of HHD, Princeton University, 2011. Presidential Medal of Freedom, 2002.
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“Aaron, r.f.” Cleveland; World Publishing Co., 1968.
I had a Hammer; the Hank Aaron Story. New York; Harper/Collins, 1991.
Bad Henry. Radnor, Pa.; Chilton, 1974.
Hitting the Aaron Way. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.; Prentice-Hall, 1974.
How to Hit and Run the Bases. New York; Grossett and Dunlap, 1971.