The Real Homerun King, Baseball Legend Hank Aaron Passes Away At Age 86

01/23/2021 12:00 AM EST by WBLS Staff

Today we lost an icon.

Baseball Hall of Famer, Hank Aaron has passed away. ESPN reports, Aaron died peacefully in his sleep. The cause of death has not yet, been revealed.

Many looked up to Aaron, including fellow athletes, like boxing legend Muhammad Ali, who said he idolized the color barrier breaking player and activist.

Aaron became known to the world as “Hammerin’ Hank.” He was crowned the Home Run King after breaking Babe Ruth's record in 1974.

Aaron ended his career with 755 Home Runs, which was the most in history for 30 years.