Famous Baseball Players

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Hank Aaron

Henry Louis Aaron was born Feburary 5, 1934 was a Major league baseball player who played on the Milwaukee Brewers and the Atlanta Braves. 

Hank Aaron was born in Mobile Alabama. His parents were Herbert Aaron, Sr. and Estella Pritchett Aaron. He grew up very poor and learned to get good at baseball by hitting bottle caps with sticks. Doing that helped his hand eye cordination.

On November 20, 1951 baseball scout Ed Scott drafted Aaron for the Indianapolis Clowns for the American Negro League.

Going on from there Aaron became amazing at baseball. He was a 25 time All Star, a world series champion, a 3 time gold glove winner, a 2 time NL batting champion, a 4 time NL homerun leader, and his number 44 was retired for the Atlanta Braves.

He had 3,771 hits, 755 homeruns, 2,297 runs batted in, and a career batting average of .305.

Reggie Jackson

Reggie Martinez Jackson was born May 18, 1946. He was a Right Fielder and played on the Kansas City Athletics, the Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees, the Los Angeles Angles, and the Oakland Athletics.

He was a 14 time all star, a a 5 time world series champ, an AL MVP, 2 time world series champ, 2 time silver slugger award, a 4 time AL home run leader, and an AL RBI leader. Jackson had 2,584 hits, 563 homeruns, 1,702, and a over all batting average of .262.

Jackie Robinson

Jackie Roosevelt Robinson was born Janurary 31, 1919. Jackie was a second baseman that played on the Brooklyn Dodgers. He had 137 hits, 734 homeruns, and a career batting average of .311.

When Jackie was a kid he graduated from Washington Junior high and enrolled at John Muir High School. When he was there coaches and his brothers realized his talent and pursued him to follow his dream of playing Major League Baseball. Later in life Jackie Robinson went to UCLA.  he became the school’s first athlete to win varsity letters in four sports baseball, basketball, football, and track.

Pete Rose

Peter Edward Rose sr. was born April 14, 1941. He was ain fielder and outfielder. He was a switch hitter that played on the Cincinnati Reds, the Philadelphia Phillies, and the Montreal Expos. Pete is the all time leader of hits to this day with 4,256 hits, 160 home runs, 1,314 runs batted in, and a all time batting average of .303.

When Pete coached the Cincinnati Reds he was suspended from baseball forever for betting on the games as he was coaching the teams which ended his baseball career.

 

 

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