The funeral service for Hank Aaron was televised on Wednesday, and included a number of commemorative speeches from various friends and family members. The overarching sentiment, unsurprisingly, was that Aaron was a better human being than baseball player, and all those who were close to him were well aware. The service took place at Friendship Baptist Church in Atlanta, then a trip past the old remnants of Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. The entire day served as a time of respect and remembrance for a man who will be truly missed and leaves behind a lasting legacy. Rest in peace, Mr. Aaron.
As mentioned above, the service did justice to the memory of Hank Aaron. The speakers included Bill Clinton, Bud Selig, and several high-profile Braves.
The Aaron fund has been created by the Braves and already has the support of both the organization, MLB, and the Players Association.
Extending Hank Aaron’s lifelong passion to expand diversity in baseball, the Braves have honored his memory by developing the Henry Louis Aaron Fund.
The Braves seeded this fund with $1 million. MLB and the MLB Players Association have also donated $500,000 each.
Leo Mazzone, Joe Torre, and Joe Adcock will each be inducted in the Braves Hall of Fame in 2021.
O’Day leaves Atlanta after spending the past to seasons in the Braves bullpen.
An odd trade for both sides.
Third-place on this list is quite prestigious given the other names that made the cut.
Two familiar faces land in the top-10.