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    Hank Aaron gallery - Harry Harris/Associated Press | of | Share this photo

    Hank Aaron eyes the flight of the ball after hitting his 715th career homer in a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Atlanta, Ga., on April 8, 1974. Dodgers pitcher Al Downing, catcher Joe Ferguson and umpire David Davidson look on. Hank Aaron, who endured racist threats with stoic dignity during his pursuit of Babe Ruth but went on to break the career home run record in the pre-steroids era, died early Friday. He was 86.

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    Hank Aaron gallery - Uma Sanghvi/The Palm Beach Post | of | Share this photo

    In this 2007 photo, Hank Aaron was photographed in his new home in West Palm Beach. 

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    Milwaukee's hard hitting trio of Eddie Mathews, left, Joe Torre, center, and Hank Aaron poses on March 5, 1965 in West Palm Beach.

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    Hank Aaron gallery - Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP | of | Share this photo

    In this March 29, 2017 photo, Hank Aaron looks at his new statue in Monument Garden at SunTrust Park, home of the Atlanta Braves, after the unveiling ceremony in Atlanta.

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    Hank Aaron gallery - Bob Burchette/The Washington Post | of | Share this photo

    Hank Aaron inside the bullpen in Washington in 1976, near the end of his career.

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    Hank Aaron and Red Sox legend David Ortiz take a selfie before Game 2 of the World Series between the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals on Oct. 23, 2019, in Houston.

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    Georgia Gov. Jimmy Carter, right, and Delaware Gov. Sherman Tribbitt say hello to Atlanta Braves Hank Aaron, left, following a rain canceled game with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Thursday, Sept. 27, 1973, Atlanta, Ga. The cancellation slowed Aaron’s opportunity to tie or break Babe Ruth’s home run record. (AP Photo)

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    Hank Aaron gallery - John Amis/Associated Press | of | Share this photo

    Hank Aaron, left, chats with former President Bill Clinton during a celebration of Aaron's 75th birthday on Feb. 5, 2009, in Atlanta.

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    Willie Mays, right, stands with Hank Aaron during Old timers Day festivities at Dodger Stadium on July 6, 1980.

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    Hank Aaron gallery - Katherine Frey/The Washington Post | of | Share this photo

    Hank Aaron with his wife, Billye, pausing in 2015 in front of his portrait at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.

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    Hank Aaron gallery - Charles Kelly/Associated Press | of | Share this photo

    Hank Aaron grins over the huge trophy presented him by Braves President Bill Bartholomay, after Aaron hit his 500th career home run, on July 14, 1968.

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    Hank Aaron of the Milwaukee Braves, the National League's MVP in 1957, accepts a champagne bucket at a luncheon in his honor in Milwaukee on Nov. 25, 1957.

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    Hank Aaron gallery - David Goldman/Associated Press | of | Share this photo

    In this April 8, 2014, photo, Hank Aaron, left, sits with his wife Billye, during a ceremony celebrating the 40th anniversary of his 715th home run.

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    Hank Aaron gallery - Gene Smith/Associated Press | of | Share this photo

    In this May 17, 1970, photo, Atlanta Hank Aaron, center, who became the ninth player in Major League history to get 3,000 hits, kisses a baseball alongside Famer Stan Musial and Braves owner Bill Bartholomay, in Cincinnati.

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    Hank Aaron smiles during a press conference following a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers where Aaron hit his 715th career home run in Atlanta on April 8, 1974

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    Hank Aaron gallery - Nick Wass/Associated Press | of | Share this photo

    Hank Aaron speaks at a reception in his honor, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, in Washington.

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    Hank Aaron, who was the 1974 Easter Seal Sports Chairman, gets an Easter Seal pin on his shirt with the help of 1974 National Easter Seal Child, Tammy Bryant on Sept. 12, 1973.

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    Hank Aaron, left, and Boston Red Sox Tony Conigliaro acknowledge a standing ovation of a crowd of 34,019 on April 8, 1975.

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    Hank Aaron, right, jokes with Tommy Lasorda prior to an Oldtimers game at Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles on August 8, 1982.

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    Hank Aaron gallery - Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post | of | Share this photo

    Hank Aaron is shown on Capitol Hill in 1999 as the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution in his honor.

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    Hank Aaron is congratulated near home plate by Eddie Mathews and the Braves bat boy after Aaron hit his 399th home run in the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Connie Mack Stadium, April 20, 1966.

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    Hank Aaron, is presented with a birthday cake by golfer Johnny Miller and tournament chairman William Fugazy for his 41st birthday in Palm Springs, California on Feb. 4, 1975.

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    Willie Stargell, left, Hank Aaron, center, and Jim Palmer pose with a rack of bowling balls prior to the start of the Willie Stargell Celebrity Bowling Tournament on Nov. 7, 1973.

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    Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks, right, places a bat in the hands of Hank Aaron during ceremonies honoring Banks with a statue outside Wrigley Field in Chicago, Monday, March 31, 2008.

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    Hank Aaron is embraced by his mother Estella and father Herb (obscured) at Atlanta Stadium in this April 8, 1974 photo, after he hit his 715th career home run, breaking the record long held by Babe Ruth.

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    Hank Aaron waves to the crowd as Commissioner Bowie Kuhn presents him with a trophy in Cincinnati after Aaron tied Babe Ruth's all-time home run mark in this April 4, 1974 photo.

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