On This Day In Baseball History: July 20, 1976

Hank Aaron


Milwaukee Brewers designated hitter Hank Aaron hits his 755th and final career home run. It would stand as the all-time home run record for 31 years until Barry Bonds breaks it, although some still consider Aaron’s 755 to be the “true” home run record. Aaron, who played 23 season, never hit more than 44 homers in a season, a testament to his consistency and longevity. He still has the all-time record for rbi at 2297 and total bases at 6856. Almost unbelievably, the 25-time All-Star only won one MVP award, in 1957, but did finish 3rd six times.


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