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Hank Aaron is 79 today, and a few other numbers that will impress you

In honor of Henry Aaron's birthday on Tuesday, here's a look at a few of the extraordinary things the Hammer has accomplished during his 79 years on the planet -- by the numbers:

755 career home runs, a record that stood from 1974-2007

2,297 career RBIs, a Major League record

2,174 career runs scored, tied with Babe Ruth for fourth-most in Major League history

6,856 career total bases, a Major League record

3,298 career games played, third-most in Major League history

13,941 career plate appearances, third-most in Major League history

2 batting titles, 1956 and '59

3 Gold Gloves, 1958-'60

25 All-Star selections

MVP Award, in 1957

1 World Series title, also in 1957

97.8 percent of BBWAA voters elected Aaron to the Hall of Fame on first ballot

-- Whitney Holtzman / MLB.com