Baseball icon Hank Aaron dies at 86


(RADIO.COM Sports) MLB legend Hank Aaron has died at 86, the league and the Atlanta Braves said Friday.

Aaron was MLB's all-time home run leader for more than 30 years after famously surpassing Babe Ruth in April 1974. He was also the National League MVP in 1957 and was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982 with 97.8% of the vote.

A cause of death wasn't reported. Aaron's passing was first reported by CBS 46 in Atlanta.

Aaron, voted to an astounding 25 All-Star teams, was a symbol of excellence on the field and also of class and grace in the face of bigotry and threats as he closed in on Ruth's record.

A native of Mobile, Alabama, Aaron retired with a then-record 755 homers.