It’s a sad day for Major League Baseball; baseball legend Hank Aaron has passed away. The report arises after several Atlanta, Georgia media outlets spoke with a friend of the Aaron family. No details of his death were given. CBS News also reported the death.
Aaron began his career in baseball in 1951 with the Indianapolis Clowns of the negro leagues. Just seven months after starting with them, he signed with the Boston Braves. When they moved to Milwaukee and eventually to where they are now in Atlanta, he was with the team. He was the first baseball play in history to reach 500 home runs and 3,000 hits.
He was a player that transcended the sport. In 1974, Aaron hit home run number 715 in a game against the Dodgers, beating Babe Ruth’s record. He ended his MLB career in 1975 after hitting 755 home runs. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982. Stay with EmpireSportsMedia.com for more details on this story as they become available.