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Hank Aaron

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Artist:
Osvaldo Salas, 1914 - 1993
Sitter:
Henry "Hank" Aaron, born 5 Feb 1934
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 24 x 19.4 cm (9 7/16 x 7 5/8")
Sheet: 25.4 x 20.6 cm (10 x 8 1/8")
Mat: 55.9 x 40.6 cm (22 x 16")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1956
Exhibition Label:
A legendary hitter who set records that remain unequalled to this day, Hank Aaron was one of baseball's greatest offensive stars. Other players may have been more flamboyant, but none could match Aaron's power and consistency during his twenty-three years in the majors. After launching his career with the Negro League's Indianapolis Clowns in 1952, Aaron signed with the Milwaukee Braves and joined their roster in 1954. He soon emerged as a tremendous asset to that ball club, and in 1957 his bat drove the Braves to a World Series victory over the Yankees. In the years that followed, Aaron's impressive hitting fueled his assault on the record books, and in 1974 he became the first player to break Babe Ruth's career record of 714 home runs. When Aaron retired from play in 1976, his home run mark stood at 755.
Topic:
Clothing & Apparel\Dress Accessory\Headgear\Hat\Cap
Equipment\Sports Equipment\Baseball Equipment\Baseball bat
Exterior\Sports arena\Ballpark
Henry "Hank" Aaron: Sports and Recreation\Athlete\Baseball
Henry "Hank" Aaron: Presidential Medal of Freedom
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.97.125
Rights:
© Osvaldo Salas
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery

Hank Aaron

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Artist:
Al Satterwhite, born 1944
Sitter:
Henry "Hank" Aaron, born 5 Feb 1934
Medium:
Digital pigment print
Dimensions:
Image: 31 x 20.8cm (12 3/16 x 8 3/16")
Sheet: 35.6 x 28cm (14 x 11")
Mat: 55.9 × 40.6cm (22 × 16")
Type:
Photograph
Place:
United States\Georgia\Fulton\Atlanta
Date:
1973 (printed 2009)
Exhibition Label:
Born Mobile, Alabama
A legendary hitter who set records that remain unequaled to this day, Hank Aaron was one of baseball’s greatest offensive stars. Other players may have been more flamboyant, but none could match Aaron’s power and consistency during his twenty-three years in the majors. After launching his career with the Negro League’s Indianapolis Clowns in 1952, Aaron signed with the Boston Braves. His debut with the franchise came in 1954, following its move to Milwaukee. Aaron soon emerged as a tremendous asset to the ball club, and in 1957 his bat drove the Braves to a World Series victory over the Yankees. In the years that followed, Aaron’s impressive hitting fueled his assault on the record books, and in 1974 he became the first player to break Babe Ruth’s career record of 714 home runs. When Aaron retired from play in 1976, his home run mark stood at 755.
Topic:
Clothing & Apparel\Dress Accessory\Headgear\Hat
Equipment\Sports Equipment\Baseball Equipment\Baseball bat
Interior\Sports arena
Henry "Hank" Aaron: Sports and Recreation\Athlete\Baseball
Henry "Hank" Aaron: Presidential Medal of Freedom
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Al Satterwhite
Object number:
NPG.2009.27
Rights:
© 2008, Al Satterwhite
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
One Life: Babe Ruth
On View:
NPG, East Gallery 141
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery

Hank Aaron

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Artist:
Ross R. Rossin, born 1964
Sitter:
Henry "Hank" Aaron, born 5 Feb 1934
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Stretcher: 121.9 × 121.9cm (48 × 48")
Frame: 129.9 × 129.9 × 7cm (51 1/8 × 51 1/8 × 2 3/4")
Type:
Painting
Place:
United States\Georgia\Fulton\Atlanta
Date:
2010
Exhibition Label:
“Hammering” Hank Aaron is one of the greatest baseball players in major league history. He was scouted at sixteen and played in the Negro leagues before signing with the Milwaukee (later Atlanta) Braves, for whom he debuted in 1954. A perennial All-Star and the league MVP in 1957, Aaron was remarkably consistent: in a twenty-three-year major-league career he never hit more than fifty homers in a season but always ranked near the top of the hitting statistics. A compact six-footer, Aaron generated tremendous bat speed with his extraordinary reflexes. In 1974 he broke Babe Ruth’s record of 714 career home runs; Aaron’s chase of Ruth’s record was widely celebrated as a sign of racial progress in the New South. Elected to the Hall of Fame in 1982, Aaron has had an estimable post-baseball career doing charitable and civic work in Atlanta and Milwaukee.
Hank Aaron, apodado “el Martillo”, es uno de los jugadores más importantes en la historia de las grandes ligas de béisbol. Fue reclutado a los dieciséis años y jugó en las ligas afroamericanas antes de firmar contrato con los Bravos de Milwaukee (luego de Atlanta), equipo con el cual debutó en 1954. Perenne Jugador Estrella y nombrado Jugador Más Valioso de la liga en 1957, Aaron fue notablemente constante: en su carrera de veintitrés años en las grandes ligas, nunca bateó más de cincuenta jonrones en una temporada, pero siempre ocupó las posiciones más altas en las estadísticas de bateo. De constitución compacta y seis pies de estatura, Aaron generaba una velocidad de bateo tremenda con sus reflejos extraordinarios. En 1974, rompió el récord de Babe Ruth de 714 jonrones en su carrera; el desafío al récord de Babe Ruth fue muy celebrado como signo del progreso racial en el “nuevo sur” de EE.UU. Instalado en el Salón de la Fama en 1982, luego de dejar el béisbol, Aaron se ha dedicado a una admirable carrera de obras caritativas y cívicas en Atlanta y Milwaukee.
Topic:
Indeterminable
Painting
Henry "Hank" Aaron: Sports and Recreation\Athlete\Baseball
Henry "Hank" Aaron: Presidential Medal of Freedom
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Delta Airlines, Inc.; 2015 Portrait of a Nation Prize Recipient
Object number:
NPG.2012.98
Rights:
© 2011 Ross R. Rossin
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
Recent Acquisitions 2015
On View:
NPG, North Gallery 140
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery

Baseball, signed by Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron

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Signer:
Ruth, Babe
Aaron, Hank
Physical Description:
cork (overall material)
yarn (overall material)
leather (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 in; 7.62 cm
Object Name:
baseball
autographed baseball
baseball, autographed
Description:
Baseball, signed by George Herman "Babe" Ruth (1895 - 1948) and Hank Aaron (b. 1934). The two players signed on different occasions.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Baseball
Sports
Autographed Baseballs
Professional
Credit Line:
From Dr. William P. Mulvaney
ID Number:
1984.0479.01
Accession number:
1984.0479
Catalog number:
1984.0479.01
See more items in:
Culture and the Arts: Sport and Leisure
Autographed Baseballs
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Additional Online Media:

Jersey for the Atlanta Braves worn and autographed by Hank Aaron

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Created by:
Spalding, American, founded 1876
Worn by:
Hank Aaron, American, born 1934
Medium:
wool, synthetic fiber, plastic
Dimensions:
On form: 34 1/4 × 26 × 9 1/2 in. (87 × 66 × 24.1 cm)
Type:
jerseys
sports uniforms
Place depicted:
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1968-1969
Classification:
Clothing-Historical
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Topic:
African American
Baseball
Clothing and dress
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2014.297.1
Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Additional Online Media:

Hank Aaron, Portrait in a Minute

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Creator:
National Portrait Gallery
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2014-11-05T15:26:24.000Z
Video Title:
Hank Aaron, Portrait in a Minute
Description:
Guest presenter Brig Owens, former defensive captain of the Washington Redskins, discusses a 2010 painting of Hank Aaron by Ross Rossin. “Hammering” Hank Aaron was one of the greatest players in major league history. He was scouted at sixteen and played Negro League baseball before signing with the Milwaukee (later, Atlanta) Braves, for whom he debuted in 1954. A perennial All-Star and the league MVP in 1957, Aaron was remarkably consistent: in a twenty-three-year major-league career he never hit more than fifty homers in a season but always ranked near the top of the hitting statistics. A compact six-footer, Aaron generated tremendous bat speed with his extraordinary reflexes. In 1974 he broke Babe Ruth’s seemingly impregnable record of 714 career home runs. Aaron’s chase of Ruth’s record generated some hate mail but was widely celebrated as a sign of racial progress in the New South. Elected to the Hall of Fame in 1982, Aaron has had an estimable post-baseball career doing charitable and civic work in Atlanta. Filmed at NPG, September 2014.
Views:
751
Video Duration:
3 min 38 sec
Topic:
Portraits
Youtube Category:
Education
See more by:
NatlPortraitGallery
YouTube Channel:
NatlPortraitGallery
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery

Milwaukee Brewers jersey, worn by Hank Aaron

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User:
Aaron, Hank
Associated institution:
Milwaukee Brewers
Maker:
McAuliffe Uniform Corp.
Physical Description:
cotton (overall material)
nylon (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 32 in x 35 in; 81.28 cm x 88.9 cm
Object Name:
shirt
baseball jersey
jersey, baseball
Place made:
United States: Massachusetts, Brockton
Date made:
1975
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
Subject:
Highlights from the Culture and the Arts Collection
Baseball
Sports
Professional
Major League
Credit Line:
Gift of Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club (through Thomas J. Ferguson)
ID Number:
1977.1133.01
Accession number:
1977.1133
Catalog number:
1977.1133.01
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Culture and the Arts: Sport and Leisure
Highlights from the Culture and the Arts Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Sports: Breaking Records, Breaking Barriers

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Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service Podcasts
Type:
Sound recordings
Podcast
MIME Type:
audio/mpeg
Uploaded:
Tues, 28 Oct 2008 10:00:00 EST
Copyright:
©Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service
Podcast Keywords:
baseball, tennis, Michael Jordan, Smithsonian exhibits, Lance Armstrong, Billie Jean King, Althea Gibson, Hank Aaron, Mia Hamm, Muhammad Ali
Duration:
9:25 MINS
Author:
Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service
Subtitle:
A History of those who made a difference in sports and culture.
Size:
9.1 MB
Topic:
Exhibition
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Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service Podcasts
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service Podcasts

Robert Weingarten Builds Hank Aaron's Portrait

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Creator:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2012-07-03T15:35:47.000Z
Video Title:
Robert Weingarten Builds Hank Aaron's Portrait
Description:
Photographer Robert Weingarten meets baseball great Hank Aaron, photographs the objects Aaron chose to represent who he is, and digitally builds Aaron's portrait. Produced for the National Museum of American History's "Pushing Boundaries: Portraits by Robert Weingarten" exhibition, July 2-October 14, 2012. Learn more at http://americanhistory.si.edu/weingarten.
Views:
431
Video Duration:
3 min 23 sec
Topic:
American History
Youtube Category:
Education
See more by:
SmithsonianAmHistory
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianAmHistory
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Hank Aaron, Delbert Rice, Andrew Pafko, Fred Haney and Joseph Adcock

view Hank Aaron, Delbert Rice, Andrew Pafko, Fred Haney and Joseph Adcock digital asset number 1
Artist:
Osvaldo Salas, 1914 - 1993
Sitter:
Henry "Hank" Aaron, born 5 Feb 1934
Delbert W. Rice, 1922 - 1983
Andrew Pafko, 25 Feb 1921 - 8 Oct 2013
Fred Haney, 1898 - 1977
Joseph Adcock, 1927 - 3 May 1999
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 19.3 x 24.1 cm (7 5/8 x 9 1/2 in.)
Sheet: 20.5 x 25.4 cm (8 1/16 x 10 in.)
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1956
Topic:
Clothing & Apparel\Dress Accessory\Headgear\Hat\Cap
Equipment\Sports Equipment
Exterior\Sports arena\Ballpark
Henry "Hank" Aaron: Sports and Recreation\Athlete\Baseball
Henry "Hank" Aaron: Presidential Medal of Freedom
Delbert W. Rice: Sports and Recreation\Athlete\Baseball
Andrew Pafko: Sports and Recreation\Athlete\Baseball
Andrew Pafko: Sports and Recreation\Coach
Fred Haney: Sports and Recreation\Team Manager\Baseball
Joseph Adcock: Sports and Recreation\Athlete\Baseball
Portrait
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
S/NPG.97.132
Rights:
© Osvaldo Salas
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery

Hank Aaron-- 714 and beyond! / Jerry Brondfield

Author:
Brondfield, Jerry 1913-1998
Subject:
Aaron, Hank 1934-
Physical description:
124 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
Type:
Biography
Juvenile literature
Juvenile works
Date:
1974
Topic:
Baseball
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries

Hank Aaron [baseball card, ca. 1955]

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Subject:
Aaron, Henry "Hank" 1934-
Physical description:
Ink on cardboard
1 item
Culture:
African Americans
Type:
Baseball cards
Date:
1955
ca 1955
Notes:
Outfielder, Milwaukee Braves, 1950s.
Summary:
No. 179 in series; rookie card.
Topic:
African American baseball players
Sports
Baseball
African American athletes
Local number:
040545113.tif (AC Scan No., recto)
040545114.tif (AC Scan No., verso)
See more items in:
Ronald S. Korda Collection of Sports and Trading Cards, 1952-1996
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH
Additional Online Media:

I had a hammer : the Hank Aaron story / by Henry Aaron with Lonnie Wheeler

Author:
Aaron, Hank 1934-
Wheeler, Lonnie
Subject:
Aaron, Hank 1934-
Physical description:
xvii, 333 p., [24] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1991
C1991
Topic:
Baseball players
Call number:
CT275.A117 A1 1991
CT275.A117A1 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries

Henry Louis "Hank" Aaron, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Dwight, Ed 1933-
Subject:
Aaron, Henry Louis
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze; Base: white marble
Culture:
African American
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium Authority 521 Capitol Avenue Atlanta Georgia
Located Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium Atlanta Georgia
Date:
Commissioned 1981. Dedicated Sept. 7, 1982
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Georgia, Atlanta survey, 1994.
Summary:
A portrait of baseball player Hank Aaron depicted just after hitting a baseball, his bat swung over his proper left shoulder. He is dressed in his baseball uniform adorned on the front with the number 44. The sculpture is mounted on a square base.
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length
Occupation--Sport--Baseball
Ethnic
Dress--Uniform--Sports Uniform
Object--Toy--Sports Equipment
Control number:
IAS GA000460
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums

Hank Aaron : brave in every way / by Peter Golenbock ; illustrated by Paul Lee

Author:
Golenbock, Peter 1946-
Lee, Paul (Paul C.)
Subject:
Aaron, Hank 1934-
Physical description:
1 v. (unumbered) : col. ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Biography
Juvenile literature
Place:
United States
Date:
2001
C2001
Summary:
A biography of the Hall of Fame baseball player who broke Babe Ruth's career home run record.
Topic:
Baseball players
African American baseball players
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries

Portrait of Nation Prize Winner: Hank Aaron

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Creator:
National Portrait Gallery
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Mon, 09 Nov 2015 11:53:55 PST
Blog Post Category:
Biography
Description:
Andrew Young / Ross R. Rossin / Oil on canvas, 2009, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Jack Watson, © 2009 Ross R. Rossin On November 15, the Portrait Gallery will host its first-ever American Portrait Gala. The event...
Topic:
Portraits
See more posts:
National Portrait Gallery | Face to Face blog
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery

Hank Aaron's Boundary-Shattering 715th Home Run

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Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Thu, 03 Mar 2016 20:32:49 +0000
Description:
In 1974, Hank Aaron was closing in on Babe Ruth's home run record. But in the run up to this amazing feat, he faced a number of racially motivated threats
Topic:
History
See more posts:
History | Smithsonian
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine

Remembering "Hammering" Hank Aaron's record-breaking home run

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Creator:
National Museum of American History
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 07:40:00 -0400
Blog Post Category:
From the Collections
Description:
This baseball season marks the 40th anniversary of Hank Aaron's record-setting 715th home run. The feat, accomplished on April 8, 1974, established Aaron as Major League Baseball's all-time home run champion, besting Babe Ruth, who had last set the record in 1935. Finishing his career with 755, "The Hammer" was baseball's home run king until 2007, when Barry Bonds broke his record.
Topic:
American History
See more posts:
O Say Can You See?
Data Source:
National Museum of American History

Hammering Hank : how the media made Henry Aaron / Mark Stewart and Mike Kennedy

Author:
Stewart, Mark 1960-
Kennedy, Mike (Mike William) 1965-
Subject:
Aaron, Hank 1934-
Physical description:
252 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
2006
C2006
Topic:
Baseball players
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries

We are the ship : the story of Negro League baseball / words and paintings by Kadir Nelson ; forward by Hank Aaron

Author:
Nelson, Kadir
Physical description:
88 p. : col. ill. ; 29 x 29 cm
Type:
Juvenile literature
Place:
United States
Date:
2008
C2008
Summary:
Using an "Everyman" player as his narrator, Kadir Nelson tells the story of Negro League baseball from its beginnings in the 1920s through the decline after Jackie Robinson crossed over to the majors in 1947. Illustrations from oil paintings by artist Kadir Nelson.
Topic:
Negro leagues--History
African American baseball players
Baseball--History
Negro leagues
African Americans
Baseball players
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries

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