Milwaukee Brewers Jersey, worn by Hank Aaron

Description (Brief):

This jersey was worn by major league outfielder Hank Arron (b. 1934) during the 1975-1976 season. Aaron is best remembered for breaking Babe Ruth's career home run record in 1974.

Description (Brief)

In 1954 Aaron left the Negro Leagues to join Major League Baseball's Milwaukee Braves (soon to become the Atlanta Braves: the team relocating in 1966.) He was traded to the Brewers in 1975, finishing his career the following season.

Description (Brief)

"Hammerin' Hank" was one of the most dominant players in league history. He was a 25 time All-Star, finishing with a lifetime batting average of .305, having 3,771 hits and 2,297 R.B.I.s. His 755 home runs surpassed Ruth's career total of 714, set in 1935 . Aaron held on to home run record until 2007, when it was surpassed by Barry Bonds.

Date Made: 1975

User: Aaron, HankAssociated Institution: Milwaukee BrewersMaker: McAuliffe Uniform Corp.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Massachusetts, Brockton

Name Of Sport Or Game: BaseballWeb Subject: SportsLevel Of Sport: ProfessionalMajor League

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Credit Line: Gift of Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club (through Thomas J. Ferguson)

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1977.1133.01Accession Number: 1977.1133Catalog Number: 1977.1133.01

Object Name: shirtbaseball jerseyjersey, baseball

Physical Description: cotton (overall material)nylon (overall material)Measurements: overall: 32 in x 35 in; 81.28 cm x 88.9 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-4126-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_676825

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