WABE: Legendary Braves Slugger Hank Aaron Leaves Legacy Beyond Baseball

“Hank Aaron, he was a part of the Braves coming from Milwaukee to Atlanta to prove that we were a city too busy to hate,” said Atlanta native C.J. Stewart, who once played in the Chicago Cubs organization. He says Aaron was not only a transformative figure in the city’s history but was also a mentor.

“We can hold our heads up high, Black men, Black boys, Black people that love this game of baseball, know that he was a man that used this game to do a lot of amazing things,” said Stewart.

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