We interviewed baseball legend Henry Hank Aaron after a crew relocated his childhood home from Toulminville to Mobile, Alabama, where it was renovated and dedicated in his honor.

Interviewing a Baseball Legend

Hank — born in 1934 in Mobile, Alabama — played 21 seasons of baseball for the Milwaukee / Atlanta Braves in the National League and two seasons for the Milwaukee Brewers in the American League.

He held the Major League Baseball record for career home runs for 33 years and inspired generations who followed his example.

In 2008, we followed a crew who moved his childhood home six miles to Hank Aaron Stadium in Mobile, Alabama, where it was renovated into a museum honoring his achievements.

In this video, Danny interviews Hank Aaron about his record-setting baseball career and the home’s history.

Along the way, you’ll see some of the museum’s dedication ceremony, which featured a who’s who of baseball, including Hall of Famers Ozzie Smith, Reggie Jackson and Willie Mays.

‘There is No Shortcut’

As we go inside Hank’s childhood home, he says the house was small but packed with love. He talks about his family’s life inside the home and how it feels to have the museum dedicated in his honor at the stadium that bears his name.

Hank notes that the plaques and trophies he earned, which are now on display at the Hank Aaron Childhood Home and Museum in Mobile, Alabama, symbolize hard work.

His advice for children, he said, is, “There is no shortcut in life. When you start thinking that there is a shortcut, that’s when you get in trouble.”

And, he said, slow and steady wins the race. Take one step at a time, working incrementally, and you’ll achieve great things.

Behind all the trophies and titles was a genuinely nice man. Hank Aaron, known as a gentleman, just as much as he was for his athleticism, died in January 2021.

Watch the video above for Danny’s interview with Hank Aaron

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Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio, TodaysHomeowner.com, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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