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Hank Aaron


1934 Born on February 5, 1934, in Mobile, Alabama
1951 Signed by the Indianapolis Clowns
1952 Helps lead Clowns to victory in Negro World Series
1952 Signed by Milwaukee Braves; wins Northern League Rookie of the Year
1953 Plays for Jacksonville Tars; named South Atlantic League's Most Valuable Player
1953 Marries Barbara Lucas
1954 Joins Milwaukee Braves as outfielder
1955 Plays in first of 24 All-Star Games
1956 Leads league in batting average
1962 With teammates Eddie Matthews, Joe Adcock, and Frank Thomas, becomes first of four players ever to hit consecutive home runs in a game
1966 Moves with Braves to Atlanta; leads league in home runs
1968 Hits 500th home run
1971 Divorces Barbara Lucas
1972 Hits 649th home run, tie with Willie Mays for second place in career home runs
1973 Marries Billye Williams
1974 Hits 715th home run, surpassing Babe Ruth to take first place in career home runs
1975 Transfers to Milwaukee Brewers
1975 Sets record for baseball's highest-ever RBI (2,212)
1976 Retires from playing career; rejoins Atlanta Braves as coach and manager
1990 Becomes senior vice president and assistant to president of Atlanta Braves
1991 Publishes autobiography I Had a Hammer

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