Atlanta Braves Hall of Famer Hank Aaron Passes Away

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(cbs46.com) – Hall of Famer and one-time home run king Atlanta Braves legend Henry Louis “Hank” Aaron passed away this morning at the age of 86.

Hank Aaron played 23 seasons from 1954-1976. 21 seasons for the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves and two seasons for the Milwaukee Brewers in the American League (AL). Aaron held the MLB record for career home runs for 33 years.

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Aaron was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982 and The Sporting News ranked Aaron fifth on its “100 Greatest Baseball Players” list in 1999.

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(Note: video is of a story we ran in the summer of 1982 when we interviews Aaron as he was preparing to enter the Hall of Fame)