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Hall of Famer and one-time home run king Atlanta Braves legend Henry Louis ''Hank" Aaron passed away this morning, Jan. 22, 2021, at the age of 86. In this file image from July 21, 1973, Aaron tips his hat to the crowd after hitting his 700th home run against the Philadelphia Phillies in Atlanta. 

ATLANTA — 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.

The Atlanta Braves, Aaron’s longtime team, said he died peacefully in his sleep. No cause was given.

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