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Hank Aaron

Hank Aaron State Trail

 
 
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By Devon Polzar, 2019
1. Hank Aaron State Trail Marker
Inscription.  "Over the years, it was often said that I would have been a much bigger star and made more money in a bigger city like Chicago or New York. That may be so, but I think Milwaukee was perfect for me. Any player would have been fortunate to play in front of those fans. On Sundays, there might be 200 school buses parked outside the stadium. I used to take the streetcar to the park and walk right along with the fans as they came streaming down the hills and over the bridges from Story Parkway. It was something to see. In my rookie year, the Braves' initial print order for tickets was the largest order in the history of the printing business. We drew 2.1 million people and broke the National League attendance record in August."

Accomplishments

Hank Aaron retired 755 home runs and more major league batting records than anyone else in history. His career records include most home runs (755), most RBI's (2,297), total bases (6,856), and long hits (1,477). He's also second in lifetime at bats and runs, third in games and hits, ninth in doubles, 11th in singles, and tied for 14th in years of service. He and his

Hank Aaron State Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, 2019
2. Hank Aaron State Trail Marker
younger brother Tommie combined for 768 home runs, the most every by brothers.

An All-Star in every season he played except his first and last, Aaron was incredibly consistent. He hit between 24 and 45 home runs for 19 straight seasons, averaging 33 from 1955 through 1973. He drove in 100 runs 11 times and scored 100 runs 15 times. He won two batting titles and four Gold Gloves.

1954 - 1965 Milwaukee Braves
1966 - 1974 Atlanta Braves
1975 - 1976 Milwaukee Brewers
1957 - Most Valuable Player
1982 - Hall of Fame Induction

Senior Vice President of the Atlanta Braves. Founder and Executive Director of the Chasing the Dream Foundation, which provides scholarships to children to pursue educational, vocational, and avocational dreams.
 
Erected by Wisconsin Department of Natural Resoources.
 
Location. 43° 1.67′ N, 87° 57.953′ W. Marker is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. The marker is in the east parking lot at the entrance to the walkway to Miller Park. The marker is on the east side of the Menomonee River. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Brewers Way, Milwaukee WI 53214, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hank Aaron State Trail (here, next to this marker); Hank Aaron - Changing Times (within shouting distance of this marker);

Hank Aaron State Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, 2019
3. Hank Aaron State Trail Marker
a different marker also named Hank Aaron - Changing Times (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Hank Aaron - Changing Times (about 700 feet away); Milwaukee Braves, 1953-1965 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Donald Eugene Conley (approx. 0.2 miles away); Andy Pafko (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bob Uecker (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milwaukee.
 
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Miller Park Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, 2019
4. Miller Park Entrance
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 23, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 22, 2019, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 44 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 22, 2019, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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