When you’re discussing some of baseball’s legends, you won’t get long without bringing up the name Hank Aaron. After breaking Babe Ruth’s home run record, Aaron was baseball’s home run king for quite a long time, and some argue he still technically is. Aaron went down as one of the greatest players in baseball history, and for good reason — he had one of the most consistently great runs in baseball history.
Aaron received his fair share of honors during his career. Now he’s received another one, well after he retired. This one has nothing to do with baseball. Just what was Aaron’s latest honor that he can add to his resume?
Hank Aaron career overview
Born in 1934, Aaron debuted for the Milwaukee Braves at the age of 20 in 1954. He spent 21 years with the Braves, moving with them from Milwaukee to Atlanta in 1966. Aaron finished his career back in Milwaukee as a member of the Brewers for two seasons.
Here are some of the major accomplishments of Aaron’s illustrious career:
- Wins Above Replacement (WAR) total of 143
- 3,771 hits
- 755 home runs
- .305 batting average
- 2,174 runs…