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Baseball community remembers Henry Aaron

The Baseball world offers condolences on the passing of the Home Run King

Hank Aaron Photo by George Silk/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images

The world lost a legend in more ways than one today. Baseball remembered Hank Aaron’s life today after news of his passing. First, the Braves:

From MLB:

The world also remembers:

Baseball is game of threes. Three strikes, three outs, three sets of three innings. Sometime other things, like remembering greatness, has to occur in threes as well. We lost Phil Niekro, Don Sutton, and now Hank Aaron in the last month. Please 2021, let it end at three.

While we are forced to think of threes, remember this. There are 31 other members of the 3,000 hit club. If you remove all of his 755 MLB home runs from his totals, Hank Aaron would still be #30 on that list, instead of #3.

And yes, that is record-breaking 763 home runs overall. Aaron hit at least eight home runs in the Negro League, which now are included in Major League Baseball stats.