Baseball Hall of Famer and former home run king Hank Aaron has died at 86 [22 January 2021]. Aaron, an MLB legend who battled racial prejudice and hatred on his way to breaking the major leagues' career home run record, died Friday. He played 23 seasons in the major leagues, 21 of them with the Braves franchise, first in Milwaukee and then in Atlanta. He returned to Milwaukee for his final two seasons, joining the Brewers before retiring in 1976. Source 7m.