Hank Aaron And The Hall Of Fame Class Of 1982

Hank Aaron And The Hall Of Fame Class Of 1982

Henry Aaron was voted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982.  His election came on his first ballot, in which he collected votes on 406 of 415 ballots cast.

His 97.83% vote ranks 6th on the All-Time list.

Plaque text:

Hit 755 home runs in 23-year career to become major’s all-time homer king.  had 20 or more for 20 consecutive years, at least 30 in 15 seasons, and 40 or better eight times.  Also set records for games played (3,298) at-bats (12,364) long hits (1,477) total bases (6,856) runs batted in (2,297).  Paced NL in batting twice and homers, runs batted in, and slugging pct. four times each.  Won Most Valuable Player Award in NL in 1957.

 

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