(WREX) — The baseball world is mourning the loss of the long-time Home Run king, Hank Aaron.
FOX Sports: MLB, tweeted out "R.I.P. to the legendary Hank Aaron" around 9:45 a.m. Friday.
R.I.P. to the legendary Hank Aaron 🙏 pic.twitter.com/TcZu0eGSkC— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) January 22, 2021
The Atlanta Braves confirmed his death through a tweet about thirty minutes later.
Aaron became the Major League Baseball's all time home run leader on April 8, 1974, passing Babe Ruth.
Aaron finished his career with 755 home runs.
Barry Bonds later passed Aaron's record in August of 2007.
Aaron was 86. There's been no additional information released on his death at this time.Aaron has ties to Wisconsin having played for the Milwaukee Braves and Milwaukee Brewers during his career.
Before embarking on his historic major league career, he also played in Eau Claire at Carson Park in 1952. A statue of Aaron now sits at the entrance to the stadium. He was present when the statue was dedicated.
This is a developing story that will be updated.