Aaron played his first game in the Major Leagues on April 13, 1954. Before joining the Milwaukee Braves, Aaron was a star for the Indianapolis Clowns of the Negro American League. He was the last player from the Negro Leagues to reach the Majors.
Did you know?
- Aaron hit 300 or higher in 14 seasons in the Major Leagues.
- He hit 40 or more homers in a season 8 times.
- Hammerin’ Hank was the first Major Leaguer to slug 500 home runs and 3,000 hits.
- In 1972, Aaron was baseball’s highest paid player. He earned $200,000 per year.