Hank Aaron

Hank Aaron was the membership spokesman in 2006. (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)Right Fielder

Born: February 5, 1934 at Mobile, AL
Height: 6-0 Weight: 180
Threw and batted right-handed
Milwaukee N.L. 1954-1965; Atlanta N.L. 1966-1974;
Milwaukee A.L. 1975-1976

Exhibiting an understated style that became his trademark, Hank Aaron became the all-time home run chamption via one of the most consistent offensive careers in baseball history with 3,771 hits. He hit 755 home runs, a record that stood for more than 30 years, and still holds major league records for total bases, extra-base hits and RBIs. He was the 1957 National League Most Valuable Player, won three Gold Glove awards for his play in right field and was named to a record 25 All-Star games. Curt Simmons once said of Aaron, "Trying to throw a fastball by him is like trying to sneak a sunrise past a rooster."