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Henry Louis "Hank" Aaron (born February 1934), nicknamed "Hammer", or "Hammerin' Hank", is a retired American Major League Baseball (MLB) right fielder.
He played 21 seasons for the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves in the National League (NL), and 2 seasons for the Milwaukee Brewers in the American League (AL), from 1954 through 1976.
Aaron held the MLB record for career home runs for 33 years, and he still holds several MLB offensive records.
He hit 24 or more home runs every year from 1955 through 1973, and is one of only two players to hit 30 or more home runs in a season at least fifteen times.
In 1999, The Sporting News ranked Aaron fifth on its "100 Greatest Baseball Players" list.
Photo credit: Beth Cogswell