Matt Tavares hits one out of the park with this powerful tale of a kid from the segregated south who would become baseballâ€™s home-run king.Before he was Hammerinâ€™ Hank, Henry Aaron was a young boy grow ing up in Mobile, Alabama, with what seemed like a foolhardy dream: to be a big-league baseball player. He didnâ€™t have a bat. He didnâ€™t have a ball. And there wasnâ€™t a single black ball player in the major leagues. B ut none of this could stop Henry Aaron. In a captivating biography of Henr y Aaronâ€™s young life â€“ from his sandlot days through his time in the Negro Leagues to the day he played his first spring training game for the Braves â€“ Matt Tavares offers an inspiring homage to one of baseballâ€™s all-time greats.