A retired American Major League Baseball (MLB) right fielder, Hank Aaron is currently the senior vice president of the Atlanta Braves. He is the son of Herbert Aaron, Sr. and Estella Aaron. On 20th November 1951, baseball scout Ed Scott signed Aaron to a contract on behalf of the Indianapolis Clowns of the Negro American League, where he played for three months. Aaron appeared briefly in the Negro American League and in minor league baseball before starting his major league career.
Hank Aaron was previously married to Barbara Lucas in 1953 and divorced in 1971. He then married Billye Aaron in 1973. In June 2002, Aron received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, from President George W. Bush. He played late in Negro league history; by his final MLB season, he is the last Negro league baseball player on a major league roster.