Milwaukee Brewers jersey, worn by Hank Aaron

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subject
Baseball
Sports
Professional
Major League
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
user
Aaron, Hank
associated institution
Milwaukee Brewers
maker
McAuliffe Uniform Corp.
Credit Line
Gift of Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club (through Thomas J. Ferguson)
Physical Description
cotton (overall material)
nylon (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 32 in x 35 in; 81.28 cm x 88.9 cm
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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.
Location
Currently not on view
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Brockton
date made
1975
Object Name
shirt
baseball jersey
jersey, baseball
ID Number
1977.1133.01
accession number
1977.1133
catalog number
1977.1133.01