Hammerin' Hank! The Henry Aaron Story
(1974)

By Dan Schlossberg


Hank Aaron "Hammerin' Hank" began as a wiry second
baseman with a cross-handed batting style. He finished as
the most prolific home run hitter in baseball history.

Although Henry Louis Aaron lacked the flair of Willie Mays,
the muscle of Mickey Mantle, or the swagger of Duke
Snider, he was one of the most consistent players ever to
wear a major league uniform.

His amazing consistency compensated for a lack of
charisma.

Aaron did everything so quietly that critics said he looked
like he was falling asleep at the plate--at least until he
unleashed the short, powerful stroke that produced 755
career home runs.......