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Birth Name: Hank Aaron

Henry Louis "Hank" Aaron was born in Mobile, Alabama, on February 5, 1934. He grew up playing baseball, a sport at which he excelled. As a shortstop and third baseman Hank helped lead his high school team to the championship during two consecutive seasons and was so good that he went on to play semi-pro baseball while still attending school. At 15, he moved on to his second team, where he was noticed by scouts and subsequently signed to the Indianapolis Clowns of the Negro League. The Clowns then went on to win the '52 Negro League World Series. That same year, Major League Baseball's Milwaukee Braves came calling and bought Aaron's contract from the Clowns. He won his first battin... Continue Bio >>


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