The Best Brave to Wear #44

As we count down the days to 2018’s opening day, we take a look at the greatest Braves to wear each jersey number that’s been worn.

There are 44 days until opening day, and today happens to be the day pitchers and catchers officially report to spring training. Baseball season has begun!

And what better player to honor on this day than Hank Aaron?

There’s nothing I can tell you about Hank that you shouldn’t already know, so here’s what we’re going to do. You click on his baseball-reference page, and just scroll through it. I think it’s easy to think of Aaron as just a HR guy, but he was so much more than that. It’s easy to forget just how good of a hitter he was during the 50’s and 60’s, in fact. So, take a couple minutes out of your day and just marvel at this career.

Hank Aaron at Baseball-Reference

If you want a good read on Aaron’s career, check out his SABR bio. They have great stuff on classic players.

Here’s ESPN’s Sports Century feature on Aaron if that’s your thing:

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