Friday, January 22, 2021

Hank Aaron, home-run-hitting baseball great, dead at 86

 Hank Aaron, whose prodigious swing took him from a poverty-stricken section of Mobile,Alabama, to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown has died, his longtime team, the Atlanta Braves, announced on Friday.He was 86.

NBC News

Aaron played 21 of his 23 seasons for the Milwaukee and Atlanta Braves, and Braves Chairman Terry McGuirk said he was heartbroken by the death of baseball's one-time home run king.

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms called Aaron's passing "a considerable loss for the entire city."

Aaron had been seen in public as recently as Jan. 5 when the Atlanta resident came to Morehouse School of Medicine to get his Covid-19 vaccine. He and former U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young got their shots in front of cameras and urged all Americans to seek vaccination.

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