The Story of Hank Aaron’s Final Game
As the 2016 season comes to a close, a number of players will hang up their cleats and put their playing days behind them. This week I’m rewinding 40 years to the late career and retirement of one of baseball’s greatest players.
Hank Aaron played his final major league baseball game on Sunday, October 3, 1976. At age 42 and after 23 years of baseball, Aaron held 11 major league records. His career had come full circle as the home run king ended up in Milwaukee where he started out back in 1954 in a Braves uniform. While some things remained the same with Hammerin’ Hank, much had changed in his final seasons.