Baseball lost a legend. Born in Alabama, Hank Aaron, one of the greatest players in the history of professional baseball, died today at the age of 86. Hank enjoyed a twenty-three year (1954-1976) career spending that time with the Milwaukee and Atlanta Braves and the Milwaukee Brewers. On April 8,1974, with a sellout crowd looking on, Hammerin' Hank pulled off one of his most stellar lifetime achievements by smashing the Bambino's 714 home run record. When Hank retired his total home runs numbered a whopping 755! Hank became a Hall of Famer in 1982 with an impressive career batting average of 305. The Braves and the Brewers officially retired his number 44 uniform in 1976. The great Hank Aaron will be missed by so many.
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