Congressman Sanford Bishop releases statement on the death of MLB legend Hank Aaron

Congressman Sanford Bishop releases statement on the death of MLB legend Hank Aaron

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - People across the world are showing their love and condolences for baseball legend Hank Aaron.

Aaron died at the age of 86. His former team, the Atlanta Braves, confirmed his passing. In addition to baseball, Aaron is remembered for his civil rights activism.

Congressman Sanford Bishop released the following statement on Aaron’s death:

“I am deeply saddened to learn that Hank Aaron transitioned from labor to reward. Hank is known by many as one of the greatest baseball players of all time, but he was also a friend of longstanding. We grew up in the same area of Mobile, Alabama, known as Toulminville, and I have known the Aaron family for most of my life. His sister, Alfredia, was my classmate from elementary school through high school and married my friend and longtime colleague Congressman David Scott.
“Hank was not only a baseball legend, but an entrepreneur, civil rights leader, philanthropist, humanitarian, and just an outstanding human being. His humility was unparalleled, and his servant’s heart made this nation and world a better place. Vivian and I will keep Billye, Alfredia, David, and the extended Aaron family in our prayers as we all mourn the passing of this great man.”

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