Hank Aaron, the former Atlanta Braves outfielder who shattered Babe Ruth’s home run record in 1974, was remembered by family and friends as not just a giant of Major League Baseball, but as a leader and humanitarian. (Jan. 27)
RICHARD WILLS: In the passing of Henry Louis Aaron, something vast and noble has passed from among us.
- (SINGING) [INAUDIBLE] let us sing to the--
RAYNAL AARON: And the fourth and last quote would best be found in a little shop in Savannah that says, "I don't want them to forget Babe Ruth. I just want them to remember me." Grandfather, thank you for your love and your guidance. And I'll miss you [SNIFFLING] every day.
[MUSIC - "IN THE MORNING WHEN I RISE"]
- (SINGING) Jesus, give me Je--
BILL CLINTON: His whole life, as I said, was one long home run. And now he has rounded the bases.
BILLYE AARON: You have stood by our side. You have helped us get through these past few days.