ATLANTA -- Baseball legend Henry Louis "Hank" Aaron joined Twitter this week and is quickly attracting fans.
Aaron's Twitter account -- @henrylouisaaron -- went live early Tuesday. Forty followers had signed on before he sent his first tweet at around 10 a.m.
"I am officially on Twitter! I won't be posting a lot, but look forward to sharing with you," Aaron tweeted.
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The Braves confirmed the account at 11:06 a.m. Tuesday. Within an hour, "Hammer" had more than 7,000 followers, reports MLB.com.
As of early Thursday, more than 25,000 were following Aaron's account.