As many reflect on the passing of baseball icon Hank Aaron, Sheryl Crow tells her fans what his legacy means to her family.
Country music artist Sheryl Crow takes to social media to remember Hank Aaron, also known as “Hammerin’ Hank,” who died yesterday in Atlanta, at the age of 86.
Sheryl Crow is the beautiful mother of two boys, 10-year-old Levi, and 13-year-old Wyatt. Like many boys this age, they love sports, specifically baseball. After the news of Aaron’s passing broke, Crow posted to Twitter what his legacy meant to young boys like her sons.
“I gave my 10 year old aspiring MLB player my signed Hank Aaron baseball, and it is his prized possession. RIP Hammerin Hank. You will forever inspire kids everywhere. #HankAaron“
Hammerin’ Hank Aaron
As Sheryl Crow said, he undoubtedly inspired kids everywhere. In addition, Hank Aaron was known for his stance on combating racism after receiving hate mail and death threats for beating Babe Ruth’s home run record.
Aaron also was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982, his first year of eligibility. A two-time National League batting champion, Aaron had a career batting average of .305. Aaron won the league’s most valuable player in 1957, which was the year Aaron and the Braves won the World Series. He was named an All-Star in all but his first and last seasons, and he won three Gold Glove awards.
To this day, Hammerin’ Hank still holds the record in the MLB for total bases at 6,856 and RBI’s at 2,297. He stands at number two for at-bats with 12,364 and is number three with 3,771 hits.
Legends Remembering Legends
Besides Sheryl Crow, many other stars took the time to remember Hank Aaron. One being shortstop Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith. According to Smith’s Twitter tribute, the two baseball stars were friends.
“Pictures say a thousand words. One of the honors of my career has been to get to know @MLB greats. Hank was surely that , and so much more. A true gentleman. A complete player. A friend. An American hero. I will miss him very much. #HankAaron“