Hank Aaron

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Hank Aaron portrait auction to benefit Columbiana Youth Baseball

COLUMBIANA – An original oil painting of baseball great Hank Aaron by artist Ron Adair is being auctioned off to support Columbiana Youth Baseball. The 16×20 painting, which was commissioned specifically for an exhibit currently on display at the Shelby County Arts Council, features the baseball legend in his Atlanta Braves uniform, based on a visual reference provided by the Atlanta Braves. The winner of the auction will be announced on July 2.
Picture for Hank Aaron portrait auction to benefit Columbiana Youth Baseball

Merrill legends: “The Voice of the Merrill Rangers” Chuck Summers and the day Hank Aaron played at Athletic Park

Henry Louis Aaron [1934-2021], more commonly known as Hank Aaron, was a legendary American professional Major League Baseball right fielder who played in the pros from 1954-1976. He was named National League Most Valuable Player in 1957 and had a huge claim to fame because he surpassed Babe Ruth’s career record of 714 home runs in 1974. Aaron retired in 1976 with 755 career home runs and held the new record for most home runs until Barry Bonds broke Aaron’s record in Aug. 2007.
Picture for Merrill legends: “The Voice of the Merrill Rangers” Chuck Summers and the day Hank Aaron played at Athletic Park

Hank Aaron Is Helping Atlanta Braves Clobber Teams Through Brian Snitker

How great was Hank Aaron? Well, he died 16 months ago, but he remains among the biggest reasons the Atlanta Braves may never lose again. They’ve won 14 straight games. In other words, this isn’t about the Hank Aaron who ripped 755 home runs, or who starred long enough to retain Major League Baseball records for career RBIs (2,297), total bases (6,856) and extra bases (1,477), or who fell just shy of unanimous entry into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
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Hank Aaron statue unveiled at Louisville Slugger Museum

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - There are now seven remarkably lifelike statues of MLB legends inside Louisville Slugger Museum. The latest addition is of a man known as much for his work off the field as what he accomplished on it. As the statue of Henry “Hank” Aaron was unveiled, the...

Hank Aaron honored with statue in the Louisville Slugger Museum

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Fans called him "Hammerin'" Hank and today he received a long-deserved statue in the Louisville Slugger Museum. Hank Aaron is best known for his skills at the plate, which he attributed to his Louisville slugger bat. Aaron still holds the major league record for most RBIs...
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Louisville Slugger Museum unveils new Hank Aaron sculpture

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (CBS 58) -- Today, on June 2, the Louisville Slugger Museum introduced a new sculpture of one of the most iconic players to play the game of baseball as well as a well-known Civil Rights leader. A Hank Aaron statue was unveiled at 11:00 a.m. today for the...

'The Real Hank Aaron,' written by a longtime journalist with Milwaukee ties, covers every angle of Aaron's struggles and legacy

Terence Moore's first impression of Hank Aaron was one of considerable disappointment. Moore, who went on to a decades-long career in sports journalism and grew close with Aaron, moved to Milwaukee with his family in 1972, though his rooting allegiance remained with his old hometown team, the Cincinnati Reds. Aaron...

Atlanta Braves Continue Hank Aaron Week Against Milwaukee

The Atlanta Braves continue to honor the great Hank Aaron celebrating him all weekend as they face the only other team in which he played for in the city where it began. Whether generated or organically created, baseball has always been romantic. It’s so fitting that Hank Aaron week continues as the Atlanta Braves host the Milwaukee Brewers.