Hank Aaron to receive Louisville Slugger award

LOUISVILLE, KY.(AP) —Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will receive an award from the makers of the bats that he used to hit more than 700 home runs.

The Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory will present Aaron with its 2009 Living Legend Award on Friday night.

Aaron played in the major leagues for 23 years, finishing his career with 755 home runs, holding the record for 33 years.

The factory produced 150 limited edition bats branded with two Aaron signatures for the event.

Frank Robinson and Ken Griffey Jr.(notes) have also received the Living Legend Award.

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Updated Friday, Nov 13, 2009