Hank Aaron Passes Away in His Sleep at 86 Years Old
Baseball Hall of Famer and Atlanta Legend Hank Aaron passed away on Friday morning. Born Henry Lewis Aaron in Mobile, Alabama, Aaron began his professional career playing for the Indianapolis Clowns.
The right-handed power hitter then played for the Braves franchise from 1954 until 1974. He then played two years for the Milwaukee Brewers.
During his time in Major League Baseball Aaron won a National League MVP and a World Series for Atlanta in 1957. He also participated in 25 All-Star Games. In 1974 Hank Aaron surpassed Babe Ruth for most career home runs.
Here’s former Braves announcer Milo Hamilton calling the famous shot.
“He’s sitting on 714. Here’s the pitch by Downing, swinging. There’s the drive into left-center field. That ball is gonna be, out of here! It’s gone! It’s 715! There’s a new home run champion of all time and it’s Henry Aaron!”
Hank Aaron was 86 years old.
Aaron was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982.