MLB Legend Hank Aaron Dies at Age 86

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Major League Baseball legend Hank Aaron has now died at the age of 86.

Aaron played 21 years for the Braves and holds numerous records. Considered one of the greatest to ever play the game Aaron held the record for most home runs for 33 years.

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Willie
Willie
9 months ago

One of the best, along with Ted Williams, Willie Mays, Mickey Mantle, Mike Schmidt & Barry Bonds. For shear power, Aaron might have been the greatest. Most extra base hits, among other power records.

Tom Brown
Tom Brown
9 months ago

RIP, Hammerin’ Hank. Truly a great one!

George Horvat
George Horvat
9 months ago

Growing up in the Piggsville neighborhood of Milwaukee which was just across the railroad tracks from Milwaukee County Stadium I was privileged to stand on the pitchers mound while the stadium was still being built. I remember when Hammerin Hank was just a young rookie who showed a lot of potential. I just can’t get my head around that he isn’t with us anymore. All I can say is whataguy! What a fantastic human being. I look forward to seeing him again because I know where he’s going.

jim
jim
9 months ago

WOW! What a beautiful life and a beautiful man! Growing up in NY as a Milwaukee Brave fan I remember 2 world series (1957 & 1958) but 1959 the best and not only because i was a little older, but for an entire summer the sports RADIO commentators were speculating that Hammerin’ Hank would top Ted Williams 1941 batting average! Hank Aaron ‘cooled”off a little and ended up at .355! The following year, in January before Spring Training a television show premiered called “Home Run Derby”. All the greats appeared–Mickey, Willie, Eddy, Ernie, Rocky but one guy stood out as the winner of the most episodes! HENRY AARON! Baseball in JANUARY was great for a little guy watching his hero!