Baseball great and Former Atlanta Brave, Hank Aaron passed away yesterday at age 86 and the outpouring of love and admiration began almost immediately.
Georgia Power released the following statement regarding Hank Aaron’s passing:
“Today we mourn the loss of a remarkable man whose legacy is so much more than that of a baseball player. Hank Aaron was a true – often humble – icon of civil rights and an inspiration to generations. The impact he has had on the Atlanta community and the Braves organization is great, but the way he overcame deep racism to become one of the most revered baseball players and beloved ambassadors of the game left an immeasurable effect on our country and our state. It’s important that we honor him and his legacy today as we continue the conversation on race and equality, recognizing all he did to change the hearts and minds of baseball fans and Americans alike.”