The sport’s community is saddened to have lost one of the greatest baseball players, Hank Aaron. Here’s everything you need to know about the athlete.
One of the best baseball players of all time, Hank Aaron, has died at the age of 86, leaving behind a glorious legacy.
Hank Aaron inspired all African-Americans to pursue their dreams and was vocal anti-racist in sports and in society.
Here’s everything you need to know about the legendary athlete.
WHO WAS HANK AARON?
Henry Louis Aaron, widely known as Hank Aaron or “Hammer”, was an American professional baseball right fielder.
He played 23 seasons in Major League Baseball, spending 21 seasons with the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves in the National League and two seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers in the American League.
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Aaron’s 715th home run, for the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves on April 8th 1974, broke the record which the iconic Babe Ruth has set approximately 40 years ago, becoming the “run king.”
WHO ARE HANK AARON’S KIDS?
Aaron got married twice. With his first wife, Barbara Lucas, he has five children: Gary Aaron, Lary Aaron, Dorinda Aaron, Gaile Aaron, and Hank Jr. With his second wife, he had one child Ceci Aaron.
The baseball player loved big families as he was a part of one too. Aaron was born in Mobile, Alabama to Herbert Aaron, Sr. and Estella Aaron.
He has seven siblings, and one of his brothers also went to play the Major League Baseball.
HANK AARON DIES IN HIS SLEEP AT 86
The news of his death came on January 22nd 2021, a couple of weeks after he got his covid vaccination. He died in his sleep and the exact cause of his death is unknown.
Baseball fans and all the people who admired the athlete have taken over Twitter to share their condolences, including his team Atlanta Braves, Barack Obama and Bill Clinton.