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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.
- 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.
- "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.
- Currently not on view
- Credit Line
- Gift of Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club (through Thomas J. Ferguson)
- ID Number
- accession number
- catalog number
- Aaron, Hank
- associated institution
- Milwaukee Brewers
- McAuliffe Uniform Corp.
- Object Name
- baseball jersey
- jersey, baseball
- Physical Description
- cotton (overall material)
- nylon (overall material)
- overall: 32 in x 35 in; 81.28 cm x 88.9 cm
- place made
- United States: Massachusetts, Brockton
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- Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
- Highlights from the Culture and the Arts Collection
- National Museum of American History
- Major League
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