Hank Aaron Has Passed Away

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Hank Aaron Has Passed Away

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A man whose presence in life transcended his performance in baseball, and a man whose performance in baseball transcended nearly all of his peers, Hank Aaron is a singular figure in baseball history.

Aaron has passed away at age 86:

Aaron is, of course, best known for breaking Babe Ruth’s long-standing career home run record, but he was so much more than his home runs on and off the field.  There’s a lot more to say about Aaron’s life that I might not be fully qualified, or quite able, to say at the moment. What he did for the sport, for Black players, and for fan enjoyment almost goes beyond what you could really capture. The long-time Home Run King was so important. This is very sad.


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Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.