Hank Aaron, one of the most famous and popular American baseball stars of all time, has died a few weeks short of 87. With two decades play in the MLB, he won the World Series in 1957 with the Braves, and was an All-Star twenty five times in a row. He was entered into both the Baseball Hall of Fame and the MLB team of the century. Later, he became Vice President of the Braves, and a trusted aide to media baron Ted Turner. In this role he was partly responsible for the sacking of WCW head honcho Bill “some of my best world champions are black athletes” Watts after a racist interview, which opened the door to Eric Bischoff’s rise to the top and changed the landscape of 90s wrestling. See, he didn’t just influence BMWs and food chains! Aaron was picked by two teams, Mr Whits Wonders and Open the Pearly Gates.
5 February 1934 – 22 January 2021