Aaron Ward was a renowned infielder for the New York Yankees (1917-1926). In his career, he played for Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians as right batsman and bowler. He was best-known for last game of the 1921 World Series.
Ward was married to his former wife, Inez Blakely and they had two children together, Alice and Mary. During his career in New York Yankees, he had $8,000 to $10,000 as a yearly salary.
An American infielder, Aaron Ward was born on August 28, 1896, in Booneville, Arkansas as Aaron Lee Ward. He was born to his American parents and spent his teenage in his birthplace with his family. Regarding his nationality, he is an American and belongs to white ethnicity.
Ward was the only one child of Thomas Henry Ward (1869-1954), a schoolteacher and a carpenter, a politician affiliated with the Ku Klux Klan and Mary E. “Mollie” (Wooten), milliner. He was the student of Ouachita Baptist College in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.
While Ward was in New York Yankees, he received around $8,000 to $10,000 as a yearly salary. He later earned around $9,000 an annum from Chicago Sox. Aaron Ward is one of the greatest players of his time and maintained a good fiance throughout his career.
Aaron Ward is named as one of the top baseball players in the history of America. Throughout his career, he earned the name, fame as well as a healthy amount of wealth.
Some sites reported that Ward was given a payroll cheque of $$1660.55 on May 1925 as the salary for that month. After calculations, we can assume that his salary at that time was about $20,000 a year.
Aaron Ward commenced playing Baseball since his teenagers in his local team. He then joined an American baseball team, “New York Yankees” in 1917 and his first match came on August 14, 1917. He played for around nine years with the team. He was the member of the team that won American League Pennants (1921, 1992 and 1926) and 1923 World Series.
Ward was later, traded to Chicago White Sox in 1927 for Ray Morehart and Johnny Grabowski. He left the club after a year in 1928 then joined the Cleveland Indians in 1928.
During his career, in season 12, Ward played 1059 games where he had 457 runs, 3,611 bats, and 966 hits. In his career, he has 268 batting average and 50 home runs in his name, as well as 446, Runs Batted in (RBI). Moreover, he also worked as a manager of Evangeline Baseball League in 1946.
At the age of 64, Aaron Ward died on January 30, 1961, in New Orleans, Louisiana and was buried in St. Louis Cemetery among his close friends and family members.
Ward got married to his beautiful wife, Inez Blakely in November 1920 in Arkansas. The husband and wife had two daughters together, Alice and Mary, before divorcing. Moreover, Ward also had a child, Gene born in 1926 but he didn't reveal anything about his son.