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This Day in Georgia History

April 08, 1999

Hank Aaron Award Launched

In ceremonies at Turner Field to mark the 25th anniversary of Hank Aaron’s record-breaking 715th home run, Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig announced the launching of the annual Hank Aaron Award. The award will be presented to the best offensive player of each league, as determined by home runs, hits, runs batted in, and other criteria.