In his first professional season, he struggled at the plate, hitting just .280 in the minor leagues.
Aaron's impact on baseball was not limited to the major leagues. He started his professional career with the Indianapolis Clowns in the Negro Leagues
Before becoming a major league outfielder, Aaron played shortstop in the Negro Leagues and was even recruited as an infielder by the Boston Braves.
In his major league debut in 1954, Aaron was originally slated to play second base. However, the regular outfielder Bobby Thomson was injured, leading to Aaron's sudden switch to right field.
Baseball wasn't Aaron's only sporting talent. He was also a skilled basketball player in his youth and had received college scholarship offers for basketball.
Unlike some of his contemporaries who were known for their flamboyant personalities, Aaron was famously reserved and soft-spoken
Hank Aaron was selected to the All-Star Game an impressive 21 times during his career, showcasing his consistent performance and excellence on the field.
He accomplished this on April 8, 1974, by hitting his 715th home run off Al Downing of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
As he approached Babe Ruth's record, Aaron received numerous death threats from individuals who were opposed to a Black man breaking the iconic record.
After retiring from baseball, Aaron remained active in the sports world. He held executive roles in various Major League Baseball teams