Monday, December 29, 2008


U.S. baseball player, who in Atlanta on April 8, 1974, hit his 715th home run to break babe Ruth's record and become the leading home-run hitter in baseball history. Born in Mobile, Ala., Aaron entered the big leagues in 1954 as right fielder with the Milwaukee Braves in 1966. The low keyed, modest Aaron won the National League's most valuable player award (1957) and its batting championship (1956 and 1959). In his best season for homers, he hit 47 in 1971. In 1958, 1959, and 1960, Aaron received the Golden Glove award for fielding, and from 1955 to 1974 he was a member of The National League All-Star team.

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