- Aaron died Friday in sleep aged 86 according to longtime team
- ‘Hammerin’ Hank’ passed Babe Ruth as home run king in 1974
Hank Aaron, who endured racist threats with stoic dignity during his pursuit of Babe Ruth’s home run record and gracefully left his mark as one of baseball’s greatest all-around players, died Friday. He was 86.
The Atlanta Braves, Aaron’s longtime team, said he died peacefully in his sleep. No cause was given.Continue reading...