Baseball legend Hank Aaron passes away at the age of 86


Hank Aaron, also known as “Hammerin’ Hank”, passed away on January 22, 2021 at the age of 86.

Henry Louis Aaron was a legendary outfielder who played for the Braves for 21 seasons and played two seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers. He held the record for career homeruns (755) for over 30 years.

He was born near Mobile, Alabama on February 5, 1934.

He hung up his glove and bat in 1976 and went to work for the Braves as Director of Player Development until 1989.

In August of 1982, Aaron was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. In 1999, Major League Baseball created the Hank Aaron Award. This award is given to the best overall hitter in each league.

Aaron would also receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom from George W. Bush.

In his bio in the Hall of Fame, Aaron has a quote from Muhammad Ali. The quote reads, “The only man I idolized more than myself.”