I Had A Hammer
The Hank Aaron StoryeBook - 2009
Henry Aaron left his mark on the world by breaking Babe Ruth's record for home runs. But the world has also left its mark on him."Hammering Hank" Aaron's story is one that tells us much about baseball, naturally, but also about our times. His unique, poignant life has made him a symbol for much of the social history of twentieth-century America.Raised during the Depression in the Deep South enclave of Mobile, Alabama, Aaron broke into professional baseball as a cross-handed slugger and shortstop for the Indianapolis Clowns of the Negro American League. A year later, he and a few others had the unforgettable mission of integrating the South Atlantic League. A year after that, he was a timid rookie leftfielder for the Milwaukee Braves, for whom he became a World Series hero in 1957 as well as the Most Valuable Player of the National League.Aaron found himself back in the South when the Braves moved to Atlanta in 1965.
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