PHOTO: Baseball's home run record holder, player Hank Aaron acknowledges the crowd as he is introduced before throwing out the first pitch of the game between the Chicago White Sox and the Mariners on April 5, 1999 in Seattle, WA. Aaron is being honored around the league this year to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his record-breaking 715th home run, which surpassed Babe Ruth's record. (Dan Levine/AFP via Getty Images)
Hank Aaron passed away this morning at age 86. He is on my Mt Rushmore of my all-time favorite athletes. I'm sure he's on yours, too. I loved The Hammer.
RIP Henry Louis “Hank” Aaron - Hammerin’ Hank. Thanks for living a heroic life.
The Hall of Famer and former home-run king was born in Mobile, Alabama in 1934. He made his Major League debut with the then-Milwaukee Braves. He played primarily for the Atlanta Braves during his 23-year career. "Hammerin' Hank," as he became to be known, broke Babe Ruth's home run record of 714 home runs in 1974. He finished his career with 755 total home runs. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame 1982.