Steve Hummer: Mr. Hank Aaron: The one true home run king

Everything written or said these past few hours about Mr. Aaron – neither Henry nor Hank to me, but Mr. Aaron – has spoken to the best part of ourselves. A part we have too often misplaced. That part where understanding and grace and strength of character still hold out. A million words have been spent trying to define a life of great meaning. And everything has been so aptly put – with one glaring exception. From the AJC: “Aaron, at one time baseball’s all-time home run king, died Friday at the age of 86.” From the New York Times: “Hank Aaron, who faced down racism as he eclipsed Babe Ruth as…

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