May 13, 2008
MEQUON, Wis. (AP) -- Hall of Fame slugger Hank Aaron will receive
an honorary law degree from Concordia University in Wisconsin. The former home-run king also will deliver the commencement speech on Saturday.
Aaron played for the Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta Braves and
Milwaukee Brewers. His 755 career home runs were a record until
last year, when Barry Bonds finished the season with 762.
School officials say they're recognizing Aaron for inspiring the
nation through his leadership in baseball. He also created the Hank
Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation, which mentors children and
helps them develop artistic and athletic talents. Aaron is a vice president with the Atlanta Braves.
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