For the last selection of the Left Behind 18 Squad:
Tommy is second on the all-time Braves list in literally every offensive category for guys named Aaron. He also holds, with his brother Henry, the major league record for most home runs by brothers: 768. Tommy was a utility man, playing every position but short, catcher and pitcher for the Braves. As for his big year, it never materialized. He did murder Juan Marichal (5 for 15).
I often wondered what it would be like to be Tommy Aaron, or Billy Ripken. You knew you had the same genes, you ate the same food, you had the same opportunities, yet you were clearly unable to carry your brother’s lunchbox. I have to think the Braves organization back then was sure that he would erupt one day and be like Hank. We now know better. Tommy kicked around as a Braves bench and first base coach for a long time. He died very young in 1984.
And yes, Tommy Aaron’s number in Atlanta was 18.
Can he make the top 44? If Hank wants him to, sure.