Inducted 1988

"The Hammer's" ties to Wisconsin were very strong, since he started his minor league career in Eau Claire, had many of his best years with the Milwaukee Braves and finished his great career with the Brewers. Aaron, who faced tremendous pressure and racism during his pursuit of Babe Ruth's career home run record while in Atlanta, always said he was treated well in Wisconsin. Aaron led the Braves to the World Series in 1957-58 and earned All Star and MVP honors while with the team in Milwaukee. He and fellow Wisconsin Hall of Famer Eddie Mathews combined to hit more homers than any duo on baseball history. Perhaps the most famous homer in County Stadium history came in 1957, when Aaron homered to win the pennant for the Braves. Of course, Aaron stayed with the Braves when the team moved to Atlanta and eventually eclipsed Ruth's record. He returned to Milwaukee to end his career with the Brewers and finished with 755 homers.