Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The Negro League baseball history fact for today - February 5, 2013

Henry (Hank) Aaron was born on this date in Mobile, Alabama; 1934.  Aaron began his professional baseball career as a shortstop with the Indianapolis Clowns of the Negro American League in 1952, but by mid-season he was sold to the Major League’s Boston Braves.   Aaron’s rookie season with the Braves, who had moved to Milwaukee, was 1954 and the team would eventually move to Atlanta in 1966.  Aaron finished his 23 year Major League career second in home runs (755), third in all-time hits (3,771), and first in RBI’s (2,297).  A twenty-two time All Star, Aaron was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982.

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