|Hank Aaron was one of baseball's greatest hitters. He combined strong wrists, quick reflexes and consistent performances to hit still-standing records of 755 career home runs, 2,297 RBIs, 1477 extra base hits and 6,856 total bases.
Hank Aaron with his natural physical ability and longevity of 23 years in the major leagues ranks 2nd in lifetime runs scored, 2,174 and third in career hits, 3,771.
Aaron always quiet and consistent hit more than 20 HRs in 20 consecutive years, a baseball record. He averaged 33 HRs per/yr.
Hank Aaron lifetime batting mark .305, slugging pct .555, with 624 D, 98 T, stole 240 bases, and walked 1402 times. He struckout only 1383 times in 23 yrs.
Aaron batted .300 or better 13 times and in 11 different years knocked in over 100 runs. Henry Aaron played on two pennant winning teams, the 1957 World Champions, Milw. Braves and the 1958 NL Champs. Aaron was selected MVP in 1957.
Around 70 percent of the men listed on American Heroes, including Jackie Robinson, served in the US Military, and we are proud to call them American Heroes... many who served saw battle action during World War I or II, the Korean War or the Vietnam War or were veterans in other conflicts.
Hall of Fame pitcher Christy Mathewson joined the military in 1918, was sent overseas to the Western Front, got a whiff of poison gas which caused Tuberculosis in both lungs and died in 1925 at age 45.
Red Sox slugger Ted Williams flew 42 missions over Korea in 1951-52 after also serving during World War II.