Hank Aaron, a home run king, dies at 86 | The State
This Friday morning the world of baseball shook with unfortunate news: Hank Aaron passed away at 86 years of age.
The legendary slugger of the Atlanta Braves, Hall of Famer and who long held the record for home runs in the major leagues, he lost his life this morning for causes yet to be revealed, but he left a great legacy, as he was the winner of a host of accolades: He was the National League MVP in 1957, a two-time National League batting champion (1956, ’59), a three-time winner Gold Glove in right field (1958-60) and a 25-time All-Star record.
Hank, who was 6 feet tall and weighed 180 pounds, is remembered for breaking the consecrated home run mark of Babe Ruth in 1974When he hit his 715th homer in an iconic moment for baseball.
Hank Aaron, a home run King, has died, who flew the ball 755 times, and in 1974 smashed Babe Ruth’s record of 714. ‘The hammer’ was 86 years old.
Braves legend, Hall of Famer, and World Series winner. pic.twitter.com/2yGnjOHJ0I
– Francisco González (@panchogzz) January 22, 2021
Aaron played two more seasons and amassed 755 career home runs, a mark that remained the Major League Baseball record until Barry Bonds broke it in 2007. In 1982 the slugger was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
SAD MORNING 😔
Henry Louis ‘Hank’ Aaron, a member of the MLB Hall of Fame, former home run king and Atlanta Braves legend, has died at age 86.
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– DIARIO RECORD (@record_mexico) January 22, 2021
17 years later, the award that bears his name and that is given to the best hitter in the American League and the National League was created in his honor.
Introducing the Hank Aaron Award Winners. Congrats to both of you! #The majors 🏆 pic.twitter.com/MG3QhwyAjX
– LasMayores (@LasMayores) December 8, 2020