The MLB legend and his wife received the first round of the vaccine earlier in the month.

Aaron finished his career with 755 home runs and was revered as a hero and icon in Atlanta and beyond.

Over the weekend, Roland Martin was honored by baseball legend Hank Aaron’s Freedom Fighters Awards. The two had a conversation over the NFL black balling Colin Kaepernick. “I think he’s [Colin Kaepernick] getting a raw deal. He is 1,2,3,4. I don’t think anybody can do the things he could do. I wish somebody would open up and give him […]

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Barry Bonds is regarded as one of the best baseball players of the modern era but remains one of its most polarizing figures as well. The San Francisco Giants slugger broke Hank Aaron’s career home run record on this day in 2007. Bonds, a regarded “five-tool” player and left fielder for the Giants, hit the […]

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  Damion Thomas, sport curator at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, talks about the legacy of Hank Aaron (pictured) and the documentary Major League Legends: Hank Aaron which premieres tonight on the Smithsonian Channel at 8pm ET. Like BlackAmericaWeb.com on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.

Baseball legend Henry “Hank” Aaron will receive an honorary doctoral degree during the 2015 spring commencement at Grambling State University. Aaron will be awarded the university’s highest honor for his contributions to professional baseball and society through his numerous charitable efforts. He currently serves as the senior vice president in the Atlanta Braves front office. Grambling’s Interim President Dr. Cynthia […]

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Don’t mess with Atlanta’s beloved Hank Aaron (pictured)! Two men accused of robbing the baseball great’s Atlanta home are probably regretting their criminal deed. The…

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This month marks the 40th anniversary of baseball legend Hank Aaron’s home run record. On April 8, 1974, Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth’s record by hitting his 715th home run for the Atlanta Braves. In front of 50,000 fans, in the Atlanta Braves season opener, Aaron hit the record home run at Fulton County Stadium. Hank […]

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ATLANTA (AP) — Hank Aaron was more relieved than jubilant after he broke Babe Ruth’s home-run record on April 8, 1974. The 40-year anniversary of his 715th homer provides a different perspective. Aaron’s record-breaking homer will be celebrated on Tuesday night before the Atlanta Braves’ home opener against the New York Mets. Hate mail and […]

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NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin and Bo Jackson will be honored at the 2013 MLB Beacon Awards Luncheon next month. Major League Baseball announced Thursday that Franklin and Jackson will receive awards on Aug. 24 at the Chicago Marriott Magnificent Mile before the annual Civil Rights Game. The White Sox will host the Rangers […]

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ATLANTA (AP)- Atlanta police are investigating the burglary of baseball great Hank Aaron‘s Atlanta home while he and his wife were away. A police report obtained by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution says the 79-year-old Aaron missed a call from his alarm company Sunday night and asked a neighbor to check on his house Monday morning. The […]

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Bob Motley is the only living umpire of Negro League Baseball. A shot-calling legend, Motley is known for his splits, lunges and dramatic calls at the plate. It was Motley who made the game-time decisions with Satchel Paige, Hank Aaron, Ernie Banks and Willie Mays on the field. Bob Motley was not only a Negro […]