Hammerin' Hank- Baseball
Purpose and Publisher
I am a 6th grader attending Holman Middle School. I come from Honolulu, Hawaii and have been to four other schools. This is my first year going to school in Henrico County.
The purpose of this website is to teach students about Hank Aaron and learn how to paraphrase other people's work.
Early Life of Hank Aaron
Henry Louis Aaron was born on Feb. 5th, 1934 in Mobile, Alabama to Estella and Herbert Aaron. He was the third of eight children.
Aaron established a strong liking for sports, specifically baseball and football, and his focus was primarily on sports rather than his educational studies. He went to Central High School in Mobile for his freshman and sophomore years, where he transcended in both football and baseball. In his junior year, Hank Aaron changed schools. He attended Josephine Allen Institute, a private school with a baseball program.
Career and Teams
Hank Aaron first played for the Mobile Black Bears at age sixteen, then went on to join the Indianapolis Clowns the next year because they were going to give him $200 a month. In June 1952, the Milwaukee Braves (also known as Boston Braves or Atlanta Braves) enlisted Aaron for $10,000. He played as a starting outfielder for the first day of the 1954 season since Bobby Thomson, the anticipated starter, was injured. Aaron moved to right field in 1955, and stayed there for most of his career, winning three Gold Gloves.
For the last two years of his career, 1975-1976, Aaron played for the American League’s Brewers. After he had withdrawn from playing, Aaron became the Atlanta Braves’ executive vice president. He scored up to 755 home runs, 2,297 RBI, and 1,477 extra-base hits in his career.
Hank Aaron won the "Rookie of the Year" award in 1952 and the "Most Valuable Player" award (MVP) in 1953. In 1956, he won his first National League batting title, and in 1957, was awarded the National League’s MVP after he helped the Braves win their first World Series title. He broke Babe Ruth’s record of 714 home runs on April 8 of the 1974 season. Hank Aaron acquired the Spingarn Medal in 1975, and in 1982, he was put into the Baseball Hall of Fame. In 1999, Major League Baseball revealed the Hank Aaron Award, awarded to the best hitters on each league. Finally, Aaron was privileged with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2002.
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Source 3- ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures, n.d. Web. 17 Dec. 2014.