Baseball world mourns the loss of the legendary Hank Aaron


Legendary Atlanta Braves right fielder, Hank Aaron, passed away on January 22, 2021 at age 86. He was raised in Mobile, Alabama and lived in Atlanta, Georgia at the end of his life. He passed due to old age and the natural causes that follow.

After attending the Josephine Allen Institute, Aaron signed with the Boston Braves in 1952. He made his big league debut in 1954, playing for the Milwaukee Braves. By 1960, Aaron had hit 300 homeruns, and in 1970, he got his 3000th hit.

During his time on the field Aaron set many records and received many awards. He was a 25-time all-star, 3-time Gold Glove Award winner, and the 1957 National League MVP. During that 1957 season, he won a World Series with the Braves. He retired in 1976 and was named to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982. 

After his career was over, he held front office roles with the Braves. Following his induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame, he was awarded with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2002.

The baseball world is mourning the death of such a legendary player and man.