Washington, D.C. – Today Congressman Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) issued the following statement regarding the passing of baseball legend and Mobile native Hank Aaron.
“I’m deeply saddened to learn of Hank Aaron’s passing. A Mobile native, “Hammerin’ Hank” was a baseball legend respected not only for his performance on the field, but also for his personal integrity and character. Hank Aaron never let his humble upbringing and lack of access to baseball equipment as a young boy hamper his growth or dedication to the game. Throughout his storied career, he would ultimately smash multiple baseball hall of fame records, most notably shattering Babe Ruth’s home run record by hitting 755 home runs. I’m proud to call him a fellow Mobilian, and I know his family and friends take comfort knowing his memory lives on in the lives of so many. My prayers are with the family and friends of Hank Aaron today,” said Carl.
Congressman Carl’s office can be reached at 202-225-4931.