Milwaukee Braves/Brewers Icon Hank Aaron Dies at 86

By Adam Roberts – 1/22/2021

A difficult week of loss for the Wisconsin sports community continues.

Two days after former Packer GM Ted Thompson passed away at 68, Milwaukee Braves/Brewers legend Henry “Hank” Aaron, viewed by many as the true American home run leader, has died at age 86.

CBS46 in Atlanta was the first to report the news.

Aaron recorded 755 home runs over his 23-year major league career, 25 if you add his time in the Negro Leagues, along with winning the 1957 NL MVP award the same year that the Milwaukee Braves won the city’s only World Series title to date. Aaron was inducted into Cooperstown in 1982.