Hank Aaron

American baseball player (1934-2021)

Henry Louis Aaron (February 5, 1934 – January 22, 2021) was a professional baseball player who played right field. He played baseball professionally for 22 years and hit 755 home runs. Even though he has 755 home runs in his career, he never hit 50 or more in a season. He was selected for 25 All-Star games. He was put into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982. Hank Aaron was born in Mobile, Alabama.

Hank Aaron
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Right fielder
Born: (1934-02-05)February 5, 1934
Mobile, Alabama
Died: January 22, 2021(2021-01-22) (aged 86)
Atlanta, Georgia
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 13, 1954, for the Milwaukee Braves
Last MLB appearance
October 3, 1976, for the Milwaukee Brewers
MLB statistics
Batting average.305
Home runs755
Runs batted in2,297
Negro leagues

Major League Baseball

Career highlights and awards

MLB records

  • 2,297 career runs batted in
  • 6,856 career total bases
  • 1,477 career extra-base hits
Member of the National
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Vote97.83% (first ballot)

Aaron said he got the COVID-19 vaccination on 5 January 2021.[1] A few weeks later, he died in his sleep on January 22, 2021, two weeks before his 87th birthday, in Atlanta.[2][3][4][5]


  1. Health experts urge confidence in vaccine after superstar’s death, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jan 22 2021
  2. "Baseball icon Hank Aaron dead at age 86". al. January 22, 2021.
  3. Tribune, EMEA. "Baseball legend Hank Aaron has died at the age of 86". Latest Breaking News From US, Europe & World. Archived from the original on January 23, 2021. Retrieved January 22, 2021.
  4. Kephart, Tim (January 22, 2021). "Hall of Famer Henry "Hank" Aaron dies at 86". CBS46.com. CBS46. Archived from the original on January 22, 2021. Retrieved January 22, 2021.
  5. CNN, David Close, Wayne Sterling and Ray Sanchez. "Hank Aaron, baseball legend and former home run king, dies at 86". CNN. Retrieved January 22, 2021.

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Hank Aaron at Wikimedia Commons