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Aaron, Hank, 1934-


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    • us: Aaron, Henry, 1934-
    • us: Aaron, Henry Louis, 1934-
    • us: Hammer (Baseball player), 1934-
    • us: Hammerin' Hank (Baseball player), 1934-
    • us: Bad Henry (Baseball player), 1934-
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    • found: The Hank Aaron story, 1961.
    • found: I had a hammer, c1991: t.p. (Henry Aaron; Hank Aaron)
    • found: Wikipedia, via WWW, Oct. 19, 2011 (b. Feb. 5, 1934 in Mobile, Alabama; retired American major league baseball player)
    • found: Answers.com, via WWW, Oct. 19, 2011 (lives near Atlanta with wife and family)
    • found: Wikipedia, 18 July 2012: List of baseball nicknames page (Hank Aaron: Hammer, Hammerin' Hank, or Bad Henry)
    • found: National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum WWW site, July 18, 2012: Hank Aaron entry (Henry Louis Aaron; b. Feb. 5, 1934, Mobile, Ala.; elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers in 1982) {http://baseballhall.org/hof/aaron-hank}
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed October 11, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Aaron, Hank; Henry Aaron; baseball player; born 05 February 1934 in Mobile, Alabama, United States; plaid for the Indianapolis Clowns in the Negro American League; the Major League Boston Braves purchased his contract from the Clowns (1952); won the job permanently (1954); began wearing number forty-four, the number he made famous (1955); had his best year ever (1957); the Braves defeated the New York Yankees to take the World Series, he won the National League's Most Valuable Player award; used his place in the spotlight to press for greater equality; stressed the need for more African American managers and executives; endorsed a trade to the American League Milwaukee Brewers (1975) and after two seasons he retired with 755 home runs; his home run record lasted for 33 years until August 2007 when Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants struck his 756th home run; became Boston Braves executive (1977); worked to eliminate racial barriers in sports through partnerships with the NAACP, Operation PUSH, and Big Brothers/Big Sisters)
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