Baseball legend Hank Aaron, the original Home Run King, has passed away at the age of 86. According to a statement from the Atlanta Braves he passed peacefully. A statement from the team read in part:
“We are absolutely devastated by the passing of our beloved Hank. He was a beacon for our organization first as a player, then with player development, and always with our community efforts. His incredible talent and resolve helped him achieve the highest accomplishments, yet he never lost his humble nature. Henry Louis Aaron wasn’t just our icon, but one across Major League Baseball and around the world. His success on the diamond was matched only by his business accomplishments off the field and capped by his extraordinary philanthropic efforts.”
Aaron still remains 1st overall in RBI’s, 2nd in home runs, 3rd in hits, and 4th in total runs.