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Hank Aaron

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Hank Aaron: The Life of the Home-Run King

Category: African American
Format: Trade Paper, 78 pages
Pub Date: 2001 Fall
Price: $5.95
ISBN: 978-1-58838-095-1
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Henry “Hank” Aaron was a typical skinny little baseball-loving boy in a poor section of Mobile, Alabama. He grew up to become the greatest home-run hitter in the history of the sport. Aaron’s never-quit attitude carried him from the Negro leagues to the minor leagues, and finally into the major leagues. Following on the heels of the pioneering Jackie Robinson, Aaron was one of the first great black athletes to integrate professional baseball. He was confronted with racism every step of the way — threatened with violence a number of times — as he began to approach the home-run record of Babe Ruth. Hank’s ferocious hitting talent and indomitable force of will carried him to the new home-run record that he still holds today. He is an American legend.