DETROIT - Hank Aaron, car dealer.
Yes, BMW of North America Inc. introduced the 64-year-old baseball Hall of Famer as its newest dealer at the North American Interna-tional Auto Show here last week.
Victor Doolan, BMW president, said Aaron will be majority owner of a BMW dealership to open in the first half of this year. Doolan did not identify Aaron's partners. The store will be in southern Atlanta.
Aaron, who is also the senior vice president of the Atlanta Braves, will be actively involved in the store but will leave day-to-day management to a general manager, Doolan said.
BMW has 337 dealers; 32 are minorities and women.
Aaron started his baseball career with the Negro leagues and began his major league career in 1954 when he joined the Milwaukee Braves. He moved with the Braves to Atlanta in 1966. He left in 1975 to join the Milwaukee Brewers and retired from the sport in 1976. He holds the record for the most career home runs - 755.