Most people, baseball fans or not, know that Hank Aaron is the reigning home run king with seven-hundred fifty-five major league home runs. There are many frequently asked questions (FAQ) about other parts of his career and we here at 755HomeRuns.com will answer those questions as they come in on this page.
1. Michelle from Michigan asked, "I know he is the home run king, but is Aaron the king of any other batting statistic?"
Yes. Hank Aaron is the all-time leader in total bases (Top100) with six-thousand eight-hundred fifty-six, runs batted in (Top 100) with two-thousand two-hundred ninety-seven, extra-base hits (Top 100) with one-thusand four-hundred seventy-seven, and of-course steroid free home runs (Top 100) with seven-hundred fifty-five.
2. Larry from the United Kingdom asked, "Was it possible for him to still hit for average even with his desire to go deep?"
Yes. Players old and new have succeeded at going deep and still hitting for average. Babe Ruth won a batting title and home run title in 1924 and Albert Pujols won a batting title and finished with forty-three home runs (fourth overall) in 2003. Aaron won two batting titles during his career hitting .328 in 1956 and .355 in 1959.
3. Christian from Florida asked, "Did he win lots of awards?"
Probably not enough, but he did win a few including the National League Most Valuable Player Award in 1957, three Gold Glove Awards (1958-1960), and The Sporting News Player of the Year Award twice (1956 & 1963).
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