The Atlanta Braves’ right outfield player Hank Aaron (see close-up photo) has been named to the National League All Star team for the 16th consecutive year.
Bettmann | Getty Images
Famer Hank Aaron’s National Baseball Hall has died at the age of 86, a spokesman confirmed on Friday.
Aaron was a pioneer and trailblazer in the sport. Almost 50 years ago, Aaron Babe overtook Ruth in home races and now lives in second place behind Barry Bonds.
At a time when 17.4% of major league baseball players were African American, Aaron managed to break up as an icon, according to the Society for American Baseball Research.
Hall of Famer Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves swings on the ball circa 1960
Sport in focus | Getty Images
Aaron began his baseball career with the Indianapolis Clowns of the Negro Baseball League after leaving his hometown of Mobile, Alabama, with only two dollars in hand.
“My mom told me that was all she had to give me and be very careful with,” Aaron said in an interview with NBC News.
This is the latest news. Please try again.