Hank Aaron was the all-time MLB home run leader until 2007 when Barry Bonds eventually became the career home run leader. This illustration is from my Negro League Baseball coloring book.
As a young player in the Negro Baseball Leagues, Hank Aaron was a "cross-handed" power hitter, meaning he held his hands top hand on the bottom, or the wrong way...
The Hammer" was the very last Negro Baseball Leagues chosen to play in the MLB. Female baseball player Toni Stone replaced Hank on the ABC Clowns. A few years after the MLB plucked all of its good players, The Negro Leagues of Baseball folded as a league.
"The Hammer" was a fixture around the MLB but mostly in Atlanta as "The Brave" around town. He loved the fans, the fans love him and he was its greatest ambassador for decades after his last game. Sadly, he made his last trip around the bases and passed on, January 21st, 2021. He will ALWAYS be remembered.
To many he still considered Major League Baseballs All-Time Home Run Champion.