Baseball legend "Hammerin'" Hank Aaron has passed away at the age of 86, according to multiple Atlanta area media who spoke with a family friend. No further details about his cause of death were shared.
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. He stayed with the team when they moved to Milwaukee and then Atlanta.
Aaron became the first player in MLB to record 500 home runs and 3,000 hits.
Earlier this month, Aaron joined several civil rights leaders who received the COVID-19 vaccine at the Morehouse School of Medicine.
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