Baseball has withstood the test of time, and the future is unknown. We at at 755HomeRuns.com love baseball and have dedicated this website to each of Hank Aaron's 755 steroid-free home runs and the pitchers who served them up. Were You Concerned About Hank Aaron?
Hank Aaron was one of the most feared hitters in baseball during his era, winning a record number of awards including the National League MVP Award twice. He also finished in the top 10 of the MVP voting five other times. In addition to being one of the best hitters of all time, Aaron was also one of the most consistent power hitters of all time; he only missed the majority of a season three times in his career. His overall average of.300 was second only to Ted Williams among players who spent their entire careers with one team.
It's estimated that between 1974 and 1991, when Aaron played, he reached base safely at a rate of about one out of every three times he stepped into the box. During that same period, there were only two seasons where everyone on the roster got to play every day. So, it's reasonable to assume that if Aaron had been given a chance to play every day, his batting average would have been closer to.400 rather than.300.
In conclusion, it's safe to say that Hank Aaron was one of the greatest hitters of all time and still holds many records to this day.
We here at 755HomeRuns.com love baseball and have dedicated this website to each of Hank Aaron's 755 steroid-free home runs—as well as the pitchers that served them up. Were You Afraid of Hank Aaron? Neither were we! In fact, we're pretty sure everyone loved watching him hit those balls into the stands.
Hank Aaron broke the record of 714 home runs by Mickey Mantle in 2001. During his record-breaking season, he also happened to play in all 154 games of the regular season and hit 57 homers before the All-Star break. What makes Aaron's record so amazing is that it was completely clean of steroids based on how they tested baseball back then. He never even came close to getting a positive test during his career.
In addition to being the most feared hitter in baseball, Hank Aaron was also one of the best hitters ever. His.297 average leads all major league players who played at least 20 years ago. It's worth mentioning that Aaron only had three seasons with less than 400 plate appearances because he was constantly hurt. He made just 11 trips to the hospital for tests on his neck, back, and knee injuries.
He also has the highest batting average among players with at least 3,000 plate appearances.
Hank Aaron's 755th home run ball was sold for $650,000 in 1996. Hank Aaron slugged a bunch of home runs. The ball that Aaron hit for career homer number 715 and to overtake Babe Ruth (shown above) was recovered in the bullpen by pitcher Tom House and is now on display at SunTrust Park, home of the Atlanta Braves.
The price of major league baseballs has increased over time. In 1966, balls used in Major League Baseball games were made by New York Giants owner Horace Stoneham. They cost 25 cents each. In 1987, balls used in Major League Baseball games were made by Rawlings Sports Company, which had been acquired by Sterling Publishing three years earlier. They cost 40 cents each. In 2007, the price rose to $60 per ball.
In addition to being hit by players who have since become heroes themselves, baseballs have also been hit by many others who have not. A ball can be identified by its "ball/sock" mark, which is cut into the surface of the ball near where it contacts the bat. This identification system began with the ball used by Alexander Cartwright in 1857. It is still used today by some professional teams as well as colleges and high schools across the country.
In 1999, a San Francisco Giants ball hit by Barry Bonds was sold at auction for $125,000. That same year, a Houston Astros ball hit by Jeff Bagwell sold for $140,000.