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Hank Aaron
Hank Aaron

One of the first players to break the barrier of racism in baseball, Hank Aaron led the major league baseball in home runs with a career total of 755 when he retired from the game in 1976. A hard-hitting player at just 17, Aaron began his career with the Indianapolis Clowns of the Negro American League. Scouts with the Boston Braves saw his potential and purchased his contract. In the majo…

Date of Birth: February 05, 1934


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"My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging." Hank Aaron
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"The triple is the most exciting play in baseball. Home runs win a lot of games, but I never understood why fans are so obsessed with them." Hank Aaron
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"You can only milk a cow so long, then you're left holding the pail." Hank Aaron
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"It took me seventeen years to get three thousand hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course." Hank Aaron
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"I hope those players in Cuba will have a chance to compete in it. I hope politics don't get involved in this thing like it does everything else." Hank Aaron
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"Can I smoke now without someone taking my picture?" Hank Aaron
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"I knew his father very well. And yes, I think I would owe it not only to Barry. I owe it to his father to respect everything that this young man has accomplished." Hank Aaron
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"Roger Maris lost his hair the season he hit sixty-one, I still have all my hair, but when it's over, I'm going home to Mobile and fish for a long time." Hank Aaron
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"Last year, I was sort of a kid and I was a little scared, I ain't scared any more." Hank Aaron
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"On the field, blacks have been able to be super giants. But, once our playing days are over, this is the end of it and we go back to the back of the bus again." Hank Aaron
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"I never doubted my ability, but when you hear all your life you're inferior, it makes you wonder if the other guys have something you've never seen before. If they do, I'm still looking for it." Hank Aaron
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"Discover Greatness: An Illustrated History of Negro Leagues Baseball," Hank Aaron
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"It makes me feel good to walk through there and know that some of the things that Negro League players played for has been preserved, and people can go in there, and look at it." Hank Aaron
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"I'm hoping someday that some kid, black or white, will hit more home runs than myself. Whoever it is, I'd be pulling for him." Hank Aaron
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"Guessing what the pitcher is going to throw is eighty percent of being a successful hitter. The other twenty percent is just execution." Hank Aaron
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"I have always felt that although someone may defeat me, and I strike out in a ball game, the pitcher on the particular day was the best player. But I know when I see him again, I'm going to be ready for his curve ball. Failure is a part of success. There is no such thing as a bed of roses all your life. But failure will never stand in the way of success if you learn from it." Hank Aaron
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"I don't feel right unless I have a sport to play or at least a way to work up a sweat." Hank Aaron
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"I can't recall a day this year or last when I did not hear the name of Babe Ruth." Hank Aaron
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"Didn't come up here to read. Came up here to hit." Hank Aaron
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"To this day, I don't know how he withstood the things he did without lashing back. I've been through a lot in my time, and I consider myself to be a patient man, but I know I couldn't have done what Jackie did. I don't think anybody else could have done it. Somehow, though, Jackie had the strength to suppress his instincts, to sacrifice his pride for his people." Hank Aaron
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"I never smile when I have a bat in my hands. That's when you've got to be serious. When I get out on the field, nothing's a joke to me. I don't feel like I should walk around with a smile on my face." Hank Aaron
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