Baseball Community Mourns The Passing Of Hank Aaron

The baseball community is in a somber mood today after it was announced that the original home run king, Hank Aaron, has passed away. He was 86-years-old.

“Our family is heartbroken to hear the news of Hank Aaron’s passing,” Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said in a statement on behalf of the Aaron family via ESPN. “Hank Aaron was an American icon and one of Georgia’s greatest legends. His life and career made history, and his influence was felt not only in the world of sports, but far beyond — through his important work to advance civil rights and create a more equal, just society. We ask all Georgians to join us in praying for his fans, family, and loved ones as we remember Hammerin’ Hank’s incredible legacy.”

MLB players past and present have taken to social media to share condolences to the great Hank Aaron.

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The outpouring of love from MLB players shows the amount of impact that Henry Aaron had on the game of baseball. During his illustrious career, Hank Aaron hit 755 home runs, a record that stood up until 2007 when the steroid era was in full force. Aaron was also a civil rights activist, and helped pave the way for people of color to play MLB baseball for years to come.

You simply cannot write baseball history without Hank Aaron. RIP to a true legend.

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