Hank Aaron was born February 5, 1934, in Mobile Alabama. Hank played professional baseball in the major league for the Atlanta Braves. Hank Aaron's number in his first year was 5. The next year Hank picked 44 and he wore that number the rest of the twenty-three seasons he played in baseball.
Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth's homerun record on April 8, 1974 by hitting his 715th homerun. At the end of his career, which ended in 1975, Hank had hit 755 homers. Aaron hit 3,771 in his major league career. Hank Aaron was one of the few people to hit over 3,000 hits in major league baseball. He was also one of the first black men to play in the Sally League, a league that was the last step before the majors. After Hank retired from professional baseball, he became vice president of the Atlanta ball club. In 1982, seven years after he retired from baseball Hank Aaron was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.