Hank Aaron

Hank Aaron (HM2M56)

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Hank Aaron State Trail

"Over the years, it was often said that I would have been a much bigger star and made more money in a bigger city like Chicago or New York. That may be so, but I think Milwaukee was perfect for me. Any player would have been fortunate to play in front of those fans. On Sundays, there might be 200 school buses parked outside the stadium. I used to take the streetcar to the park and walk right along with the fans as they came streaming down the hills and over the bridges from Story Parkway. It was something to see. In my rookie year, the Braves' initial print order for tickets was the largest order in the history of the printing business. We drew 2.1 million people and broke the National League attendance record in August."

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Hank Aaron retired 755 home runs and more major league batting records than anyone else in history. His career records include most home runs (755), most RBI's (2,297), total bases (6,856), and long hits (1,477). He's also second in lifetime at bats and runs, third in games and hits, ninth in doubles, 11th in singles, and tied for 14th in years of service. He and his younger brother Tommie combined for 768 home runs, the most every by brothers.

An All-Star in every season he played except his first and last, Aaron was incredibly consistent. He hit between



24 and 45 home runs for 19 straight seasons, averaging 33 from 1955 through 1973. He drove in 100 runs 11 times and scored 100 runs 15 times. He won two batting titles and four Gold Gloves.

1954 - 1965 Milwaukee Braves
1966 - 1974 Atlanta Braves
1975 - 1976 Milwaukee Brewers
1957 - Most Valuable Player
1982 - Hall of Fame Induction

Senior Vice President of the Atlanta Braves. Founder and Executive Director of the Chasing the Dream Foundation, which provides scholarships to children to pursue educational, vocational, and avocational dreams.
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HM NumberHM2M56
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Placed ByWisconsin Department of Natural Resoources
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Date Added Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019 at 8:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 421307 N 4764358
Decimal Degrees43.02783333, -87.96588333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 1.67', W 87° 57.953'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 1' 40.2" N, 87° 57' 57.18" W
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