Outfielder for the National League's Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves (1954-1974) and the American League's Milwaukee Brewers (1975-1976). Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, 1982.
Made major league debut on 13 April 1954.
Member of 1957 World Series Champion Milwaukee Braves team. Member of 1958 National League Champion Milwaukee Braves team. Member of 1969 National League Western Division Champion Atlanta Braves team.
Hit a home run (a grand slam to boot) into the center field bleachers at New York's Polo Grounds against the Mets on June 18, 1962, becoming only the third player ever to do so and one day after Lou Brock accomplished the same feat.
Reached his lifetime total of 755 home runs without ever hitting 50 in a single season. His highest single season total was 47 in 1971. He hit his jersey number - 44 - four times - in 1957, 1963, 1966, and 1969.
Was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for having received the most "fan" mail sent during his pursuit of Babe Ruth's homerun record in 1974. Unfortunately most of the mail was negative.
He earned $240,000 in 1976 playing for the Milwaukee Brewers.
Besides ranking 1st on the all-time home run list with 755, he also ranks 3rd on the list of all-time hits with 3771. He is also one of only 3 players to collect both 3000 hits and 500 home runs in a career.