Reports: Former Milwaukee Brewer Hank Aaron dies at 86

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(WFRV) – According to reports, former Milwaukee Brave and Brewer Henry Louis “Hank” Aaron has passed away at the age of 86.

CBS 46 broke the news via Twitter on Friday morning.

Aaron played for the Milwaukee Braves from 1954-1965 and then the Milwaukee Brewers from 1975-1976. Sandwiched between his time in Milwaukee, Aaron played for the Atlanta Braves from 1966-1974.

He retired as Major League Baseball’s homerun leader with 755 career homeruns.

Both of Aaron’s former Major League teams posted images in remborance.

Aaron’s number 44 is retired by the Milwaukee Brewers and was elected to Baseball’s Hall of Fame in 1982.

The Milwaukee Bucks have released this statement on Hank Aaron’s passing, “Hank Aaron will always be a beloved and iconic figure in Milwaukee and throughout Wisconsin. During his Hall of Fame career, Hank carried himself with class, dignity and courage while enduring relentless racism en route to breaking Major League Baseball’s home run record. He was a hero to so many in our state and across the country and worked tirelessly off the field to make a difference for the underprivileged. Hank Aaron was a gentleman and a legend, and he will be missed.”

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