As I’m sure you’ve already heard today, Hank Aaron has passed away at age 86. He will be remembered as one of the greatest ever to play the game. He played 23 years in the major leagues, accumulating 25 all star games (not a typo, multiple all-star games per season), 1 MVP award, 2 time batting title champion, 3 time gold glove winner, one time World Series champion, 143.1 WAR, and a first ballot hall of fame induction in 1982.
As the baseball world grieves Hank, I am once again reminded of one his most inspiring quotes:
“Failure is a part of success. There is no such thing as a bed of roses all your life. But failure will never stand in the way of success if you learn from it.”
Although Hank’s time on earth is done, we should always remember the legacy he left behind. Thank you for reading.