In Griggs' scouting report he wrote, "This boy could be the answer. Here's the pitch by Downing.
In the end he achieved both, the first player ever to do so. Scout Bunny Downs had discovered Aaron playing with the Black Bears during an earlier exhibition, and once with Indianapolis Aaron flourished, helping guide the team to the Negro League World Series crown.
Although he batted cross-handed as a right-handed hitter, with his left hand above his rightAaron established himself as a power hitter. Aaron finished with just 20 home runs and after the season was traded to the American League's Milwaukee Brewersenabling him to finish his career in the city he had helped bring many baseball memories.
Aaron also knocked in the 2,th run of his career and hit a home run in the first All-Star game played in Atlanta. With his 3,th career hit, a single against the Cincinnati Reds on May 17,Henry Aaron became the first player ever to reach the dual milestones of 3, hits and home runs.
Newspaper cartoonist Charles Schulz created a series of Peanuts strips printed in August in which Snoopy attempts to break the Ruth record, only to be besieged with hate mail.