THE LIFE OF HENRY AARON
By Ryan Beike
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1. Henry Aaron was a sensational baseball player who accomplished many things in his life. He was born in Mobile Alabama, on February 5th, 1934. He was 6 feet tall and weighed 190 pounds and his parents were Estella and Herbert Aaron. What sparked his love for baseball was when his Dad took him to see Jackie Robinson play baseball, then Henry was determined to become a major leaguer himself. To start this lifelong quest he started by going to school at Josephine Allen Institute, were he played baseball for the Mobile Black Bears. Once he ended school he joined the Indianapolis Clowns, a Negro League Team. After a few years of playing for the Clowns, the Braves picked him up, and Henry was playing like a pro. Each game he would smack the ball with power. It left everyone wondering, how is he so good at baseball? He had 25 years of being an All Star, and eventually he hit more home runs than Babe Ruth. His success made people upset and they thought he was going to be better than Ruth. Henry Aaron famously quoted, “I don’t want them to forget Ruth, I just want them to remember me.”
2. Henry Aaron started his love for baseball when his dad, Herbert Aaron, took him to see Jackie Robinson play baseball. Ever since then, Henry wanted to become a major leaguer himself. He dedicated himself to baseball, he practiced by tossing stones and bottle caps into the air and hitting them with a stick. His hard work and dedication to baseball started to pay off when he went to school and played for the Mobile Black Bears, his very first baseball team. Then, after college, he advanced to the Indianapolis Clowns, a Negro League team. After a few seasons with the Clowns, he became a major leaguer when the Milwaukee Braves drafted him and the Braves would never regret it. Henry went on to become in the Hall of Fame and held the highest home run record.
3. Henry Aaron was born on February 5th 1934 in Mobile Alabama. His father, Herbert Aaron, took him to see Jackie Robinson play baseball, which is what sparked his love for baseball. He went to college and played for the Mobile Black Bears. After college, Aaron played for the Indianapolis Clowns, a team in the Negro Leagues. Then the Milwaukee Braves a Major League team, drafted Henry. He would become such a great major league player that he would hold the all-time record of home runs and seasons as an all-star player.
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