Baseball legend Hank Aaron died on Friday at the age of 86, his daughter has confirmed to media in the United States.

The American is regarded as one of the greatest baseball players ever, with the record for most home runs in Major League Baseball (MLB) for 33 years.

Aaron spent most of his career playing for the Atlanta Braves (formerly known as Milwaukee Braves), hitting 755 homeruns in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.

'Hammerin Hank', as his nickname was, took over the record from Babe Ruth in 1974.

Ruth hit the ball over the gates 714 times in the MLB.

Aaron's record was not broken until 2007 by Barry Bonds.

Legendary Aaron, who decided to retire his career in 1976, still has the records for most bases (6,856) and runs batted in (2,297).

Aaron won the World Series with the Braves in 1957 and was selected 25 times in the All-Star team.

He is also part of the prestigious American baseball Hall of Fame.


“What a marvelous moment for baseball ... What a marvelous moment for the country and the world.” RIP Hank Aaron, one of the greatest of all time.


Avatar Author MLBVault Moment of places 16:43 - January 22, 2021

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