It took me seventeen years to get three thousand hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course.
* 6,856 total bases
* 2,297 runs batted in
* 1,477 extra-base hits
"Henry Louis "Hank" Aaron" (born February 5, 1934), nicknamed ""Hammer"", or ""Hammerin' Hank"", is a retired American professional baseball right fielder. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1954 through 1976. Aaron spent 21 seasons with the Milwaukee Braves/Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves in the National League (NL) before playing for the Milwaukee Brewers of the American League (AL) for the final two years of his career. In 1999, The Sporting News ranked Aaron fifth on their "100 Greatest Baseball Players" list. He held the MLB record for career home runs for 33 years, and he still holds several MLB offensive records. He hit 24 or more home runs every year from 1955 through 1973, and is the only player to hit 30 or more home runs in a season at least fifteen times.
Aaron was born in Mobile, Alabama, and grew up in the area. He had seven siblings, including Tommie Aaron, who later played with Hank in MLB. He briefly appeared in the Negro American League and in minor league baseball before starting his major league career. Aaron played late in Negro league history; by his final MLB season, he was the last Negro league baseball player on a major league roster.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous athletes! More Hank Aaron on Wikipedia.
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.
I don't feel right unless I have a sport to play or at least a way to work up a sweat.
Guessing what the pitcher is going to throw is eighty percent of being a successful hitter. The other twenty percent is just execution.
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.
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.
Didn't come up here to read. Came up here to hit.
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.
I can't recall a day this year or last when I did not hear the name of Babe Ruth.