Commentary: Say it: Hank Aaron is the real home run champion

Hank Aaron’s death last Friday brought forth a steady stream of highlights, respectful reflections and revelations about his baseball career. But one revelation was missing. We waited in vain to see a declarative sentence with just 10 words: Hank Aaron is major league baseball’s all-time home run leader. Those words, whose truth is irrefutable due to his non-cheating record of 755 home runs, were neither spoken nor seen in print. Talk about ignoring the elephant in the room. Pause to take in the full meaning of this. Not one “official” baseball organization had the moxie to declare who the lea…

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