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I was nine years old when Hank Aaron surpassed the ghost of Babe Ruth on that hot night in Atlanta. But Hank Aaron was more that that one moment. He was a ground-breaking executive and one of the most complete players to ever play the game and he battled racism every step of the way. So long, Hank. You stayed around so long that we took you for granted. And now you’re gone and we never adequately thanked you while you were still alive for all you did for baseball and humankind.

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