The late baseball great Henry “Hammerin’ Hank” Aaron’s death appears to be natural, according to the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office. An investigator with the office confirmed the news with 11Alive on Monday, days after the announcement of Aaron’s death Friday morning. There is currently no indication that the COVID-19 vaccine – which he received earlier this month alongside other Atlanta civil rights greats – was a contributing factor in his death, the medical examiner’s office told 11A…
Posted: January 26, 2021, 12:56 am
The 34-year-old Sandoval hit . in 84 at-bats with the Braves and San Francisco Giants in 2020. He had no hits in two at-bats with Atlanta but was kept on the team’s postseason roster, and he had no hits in four plate appearances.
Posted: January 25, 2021, 10:47 pm
As his adopted hometown mourned Hank Aaron’s death, some fans called on the Atlanta Braves to change their name to the Hammers in his honor. ”Hammerin’ Hank” died Friday at age 86, drawing praise from all segments of society – including the current and former presidents – for his Hall of Fame career and providing inspiration to Black Americans by overcoming intense racism in his pursuit of baseball’s home run record. The governors of both Georgia and Alabama ordered flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of Aaron – the Hammer was born in the port city of Mobile and called Atlanta home for much of his life.
Posted: January 24, 2021, 12:36 am
Hank Aaron had to endure a lot during his remarkable pursuit of baseball immortality, and the Milwaukee Braves faithful always appreciated his kindness.
Posted: January 23, 2021, 4:00 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Hank Aaron, who endured racist threats with stoic dignity during his pursuit of Babe Ruth’s home run record and gracefully left his mark with 755 homers and a legacy as one of baseball’s greatest all-around players, died Friday. He was 86.
Posted: January 23, 2021, 9:06 am
If anything, Hank Aaron was underappreciated for much of his unparalleled career. Exiled far from the media spotlight — first in Milwaukee, then in Atlanta — the Hammer went about his business in baffling obscurity compared to the other stars of his era, such as Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle. It was only late in his career, as Aaron set his sights on perhaps the most hallowed record in all of American sports, that much of the country finally seemed to recognize the greatness they’d been overlooking for the better part of two decades.
Posted: January 23, 2021, 12:05 am