Hank Aaron, Batting Champion.

Hank Aaron, Batting Champion.

Most baseball fans don’t confuse the term ‘slugger’ and ‘hitter’.  Hank Aaron was a hitter, he just happened to hit the ball hard and long.

In fact, he was so good at the plate, that he won two batting crowns.

In his third year in the league, Hank Aaron won the 1956 batting title.  During that season, Hank amassed 200 hits, good for a .328 batting average.  Three seasons later, in 1959, he did it again – this time collecting 223 hits en route to a .355 average.

Atta Boy Hank!!!

How many ‘sluggers’ do you know that can claim a batting crown?  Not very many, that is for sure!!!

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