Hank Aaron asked his parents’ permission to sign a pro baseball contract when it was offered in the early 1950s.
Luckily, Herbert and Estella said yes.
From an unpretentious little house in Mobile, Alabama, Aaron climbed the ladder of baseball success until he was in the Hall of Fame and owned baseball’s all-time home run record.
Now, that white house that launched his career is on display along with memorabilia and photos from his career. The Hank Aaron Home and Museum was officially dedicated Wednesday. Located next door to the Mobile Bay Bears’ ballpark (now known as ‘Hank Aaron Stadium’), the one-story house is now open to the public.
First, though, there was the grand opening, with seven Hall of Famers on hand, including Aaron himself.