“In playing ball, and in life, a person occasionally gets the opportunity to do something great. When that time comes, only two things matter: being prepared to seize the moment and having the courage to take your best swing.“
Known as one of the best baseball players ever to play the game, Aaron broke records and racial barriers in his 23-year career. Admired for his athleticism and advocacy for civil rights, Aaron surpassed Babe Ruth's all-time home run record in 1974, and went on to hold the record for more than 30 years until 2007. Aaron died peacefully in his sleep on Friday.
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“Right up to his final days, the Hammer was making a difference.
Just 2 1/2 weeks before his death Friday at age 86, Aaron joined civil rights icons to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. He wanted to spread the word to the Black community that the shots were safe in the midst of a devastating pandemic.” Associated Press
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