What will happen to the Hank Aaron statue commemorating breaking Babe Ruth's home-run record seen at Turner Field on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, in Atlanta? The Braves say it's headed to Cobb County with the team in 2017, but the Atlanta Fulton County Recreation Authority says ownership is not so clear. FEB. 10, 2016, UPDATE: The bronze statue of Atlanta Braves legend Hank Aaron will not be headed to Cobb County when the team moves to the new SunTrust Park for the 2017 season, according to the head of the Atlanta Fulton County Recreation Authority.
Photo: CURTIS COMPTON / CCOMPTON@AJC.COM
Photo: CURTIS COMPTON / CCOMPTON@AJC.COM

Hank Aaron's last home run

Hank Aaron hit his 755th and final home run on July 20, 1976, at Milwaukee County Stadium off Dick Drago of the California Angels. 

Before he was the Hammer, Aaron grew up in racially segregated Mobile, Ala., and played for the Indianapolis Clowns of the Negro American League. He started his major league career with the Milwaukee Braves in 1954 as the major leagues gradually integrated. 

When the major leagues arrived in Atlanta with the Braves' relocation from Milwaukee, Aaron was quickly treated as a local sporting hero. But, even after Aaron led the Braves to the World Series championship in 1957, he and other black players endured indignities off the field.

Aaron finished his career wearing a Milwaukee Brewers uniform.

Find more fast facts about Hank Aaron in 44 photos about No. 44 Hank Aaron.

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