34 years ago today, Hammerin’ Hank hit his 755th and final Home Run. Two years removed from his trade to the Milwaukee Brewers from the Atlanta Braves, Aaron stepped in to the batter’s box in the bottom of the 7th inning against right hander Dick Drago of the California Angels. With 2 outs and no one aboard, Aaron took a pitch and knocked his 10th home run of the season. At the end of the season, Aaron would officially retire from the game of baseball and rejoin the Atlanta Braves as Vice-President.
Aaron’s big league career spanned across 23 seasons starting in 1954. Ironically enough, Aaron hit his first big league home run and his last big league home run at Milwaukee’s County Stadium. Aaron walked away from the game with a career batting average of .305, a total of 3,771 hits, 21 All-Star Appearances (consecutively from ’55-’75), and a World Series Championship ring from 1957 (where although he didn’t get the MVP award, Aaron hit .393 with 3 HRs and 7 RBIs). Aaron is considered one of, if not, the greatest baseball players of all time and is enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Happy Anniversary Hank.