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Hank Aaron

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Sports Speaker Hank Aaron is a retired right fielder who played 21 seasons in the MLB. Hank is best remembered as one of the most prolific home runs hitters the game has ever seen. He passed Babe Ruth for the most home runs all-time in 1974, finishing his career with a total of 755 home runs. His record was eventually overtaken by Barry Bonds but many still credit Hank as the home run king following the lengthy and truthful steroid allegations brought against Bonds. Hank didn’t need any artificial help. He had the type of work ethic and natural ability that made playing the game look easy. Following his impressive career on the field, Hank become one of the first minorities to break into upper-level management in the MLB when he became the Braves Senior Vice President.

Sports Speaker Hank Aaron spent most of his career playing for the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves before ending his career with the Milwaukee Brewers in 1976. Hank’s professional career started in the Negro League out of high school playing with the Indianapolis Clowns. He signed a contract to join the Braves in 1954. Hank played 21 seasons with the team, making All-Star appearances in 20 straight seasons from 1955-1975. His only World Series victory came with the Braves in 1957. He was already the star of the team by that point having won the NL MVP award and leading the league in home runs.

The MLB now awards the Hank Aaron Award each year to the best hitter in each league. In 2002, Sports Speaker Hank Aaron was awarded the United States’ highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, for his professional achievements. In addition to his work with the Braves front office, Hank has owned and operated a number of car dealerships in Georgia under his company Hank Aaron Automotive Group.

Sports Speaker Hank Aaron is a legendary figure in sports whose presence is sure to delight guests at your next event.