Hammering Hank Aaron has died

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It is with GREAT SADNESS that I announce that Henry "Hank" Aaron has died. He is the non-steroid homerun champion of Major League Baseball.

I remember as a child listening to the small radio when Hank hit the recording tying homer and then his record breaking homer. He was and remains a hero to me.
WikiTree profile: Hank Aaron
in The Tree House by Pip Sheppard G2G Astronaut (2.1m points)
I've updated your question with his WikiTree ID. It's now open.
His "home town" and mine were the same. Great athlete and truly good man.

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Hey Pip,

I missed this, but have been out of the loop for two days with family issues. I just got egg on my face asking someone to post Hank Aaron's death and you are 2 days ahead and I should have known.

I just posted a story about Hank Aaron when two of our WT family sent his link. My brother, a retired sheriff, did a FB post on Friday telling of his return flight from Fort Leonard Wood following boot camp back in the 1960s. He was seated next to a 'very dapper and very kind black man' who turned out to be Hank Aaron. My brother (who described himself as a young kid fresh from boot camp) was thrilled to have a conversation with one of his heroes.

My brother and I attended a number of baseball games at Milwaukee County Stadium when Hank Aaron was a member of the Milwaukee Braves! This was back in the 1950s when we got bleacher seats for all of two bits and the Braves played teams like the Brooklyn Dodgers!

Those were the days my friend, we thought they'd never end...but they do. Hank Aaron's death brought sadness to our hearts, but our baseball reminiscences of seeing greats like Hank Aaron hit homers watching from the bleachers bring much joy to us septuagenarians.
by Carol Baldwin G2G6 Pilot (461k points)
selected by Susan Laursen
Hello Susan, it is so kind of you to make this a Best Answer. There are a number on this post who express their condolences and all condolences are Best Answers.

Thank you very much. I hope you are doing well and staying safe. All our WikiTreers are precious. Take care and Hugs!
+12 votes
One of the Great Baseball Legends!

R.I.P. to a true Hero in Baseball History... :-((

https://www.legacy.com/news/celebrity-deaths/hank-aaron-1934-2021-baseball-legend-with-the-braves/

~Brian Kerr
by Anonymous Kerr G2G6 Pilot (309k points)
edited by Anonymous Kerr
Just an FYI...

I had just noticed that there were 2 duplicate Hank Aaron's connected to the same parents.

I had proposed a merge for Aaron-617 & Aaron-618 about a few minutes (or so) ago.

~Brian Kerr
I've approved the merge so it should go through eventually.
Thanks a Bunch Scott! :-D

~Brian Kerr
+8 votes
A sad, sad day for baseball. He was one of my favorite players of all time, even though he played for Atlanta for a short while.
by Dennis Hutchins G2G5 (5.3k points)
+5 votes
Wow - that's a bit of a shocker. I hadn't heard he was doing poorly or anything, but I suppose a lot of these types of announcements come out that way. My thoughts and prayers go out for his family. I'll see what I can do to open his profile if someone hasn't done so already.
by Scott Fulkerson G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)

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