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Baseball great Hank Aaron dead at 86

Henry Lewis Aaron was born Feb 5, 1934. He excelled in baseball, joining the Negro Leagues then working his way all the way to the top of Major League Baseball. He broke Babe Ruth’s longstanding home run record in April 1976 at the age of 40 when he smashed his 715th homerun over the fence.

His astonishing career total record of 755 runs held from his retirement in 1976 until Barry Bonds surpassed it more than 30 years later in 2007. Aaron had maintained his .305 batting average with 3,771 hits and played in 25 All-Star games. He was inducted in the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982. He continued his relationship with baseball as an executive with the Atlanta Braves after retirement. In 1999, Major League ball began bestowing the Hank Aaron Award on the best overall offensive player they had each year. Hank passed away Jan. 22, 2021.

For more information (be sure to listen to the video announcer Vin Scully’s narration in the video you’ll find at this site!) : https://www.legacy.com/news/celebrity-deaths/hank-aaron-1934-2021-baseball-legend-with-the-braves/?fbclid=IwAR1cIYTVBpkvAD4Tw7B1OYHccDNj4xhh4nQeI0I-f9p3bG-Il4L9X5aDIyI

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