Aaron, a 25-time All-Star, played in MLB from 1954-76 almost entirely with the
Braves organization first in Milwaukee and then in Atlanta. In 1957 he led the
organization to their first World Series pennant since 1914. He was inducted
into the Hall of Fame in 1982.
He passed Babe Ruth’s on the all-time home run leaderboard in 1974 with his
715th shot. He finished his career with 755. It stood for decades until Barry
Bonds passed him and set the mark at 762.
The slugger is still the game’s all-time leader in RBI (2,297) and total bases
(6,856). He ranks third in career hits (3,771). The outfielder won three Gold
Gloves as well as the National League batting titles in 1956 and 1959, and the
1957 NL MVP award...