Hank Aaron

One of the first players to break the barrier of racism in baseball, Hank Aaron led the major league baseball in home runs with a career total of 755 when he retired from the game in 1976. A hard-hitting player at just 17, Aaron began his career with the Indianapolis Clowns of the Negro American League. Scouts with the Boston Braves saw his potential and purchased his contract. The rest is history.

“The triple is the most exciting play in baseball. Home runs win a lot of games, but I never understood why fans are so obsessed with them.”

~Hank Aaron