Awarded: April 2000
(b. Feb. 5, 1934)
A right fielder for the Braves, Hank Aaron broke the all-time homerun record set by Babe Ruth. On April 8, 1974, he hit his 715th home run, taking sole possession of the career home run record. Nicknamed Hammerin’ Hank, the right-handed slugger set more than ten major league records in his career, including most home runs, runs batted in (RBIs), extra-base hits, and total bases. His many honors and awards include 24 All-Star Game appearances and election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982.