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He signed with Boston, but debuted in Milwaukee, spent his prime in Atlanta and closed his career back in Milwaukee. In between he hit 755 home runs. Henry Louis Aaron defined consistency, perseverance, courage and dedication to a nation of baseball fans. He never hit 50 homers in a single season, but had 20 back-to-back seasons with at least 20 home runs. On April 8, 1974 Aaron crushed an Al Downing offering over the fence for his 715th career home run, lifting him past Babe Ruth as the all-time home run champion (at that time). Aaron was enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982.