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New York: HarperCollinsPublishers, 1991. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xvii, , 333,  pages. Illustrations. Signed with sentiment on fep, reads Best Wishes Hank Aaron. Some moisture staining, soiling, and minor page rippling noted. The DJ shows some staining inside and out at the front panel. The front cover has some staining. Moisture was predominately at the bottom edge. All pages separate and all text clear. Signature has been compared with numerous examples presented on the internet and found to be highly consistent--signature believed to be genuine. The greatest home run hitter in baseball history recounts his life, from his poor beginnings in Alabama and his job with the Negro American League to his post-baseball career as a spokesman for the advancement of blacks. Henry Louis Aaron (February 5, 1934 – January 22, 2021), nicknamed "Hammerin' Hank", was a professional baseball right fielder and designated hitter who played 23 seasons in Major League Baseball, from 1954 through 1976. Considered one of the greatest baseball players in history, he spent 21 seasons with the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves in the National League and two seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers in the American League. At the time of his retirement, Aaron held most of the game's key career power-hitting records. He broke the MLB record for home runs held by Babe Ruth and remained the career leader for 33 years. He hit 24 or more home runs every year from 1955 through 1973 and is one of only two players to hit 30 or more home runs in a season at least fifteen times. Aaron was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility in 1982.