“On behalf of everyone at the Milwaukee Brewers, we are devastated to hear of the passing of Hank Aaron. Hank will forever be remembered as one of the elite players in the history of our game and, more importantly, as a man who handled himself with grace and dignity throughout his life. His contributions to the game of baseball and the community of Milwaukee created a legacy that is cherished and will never be forgotten.
Hank returned to Milwaukee every year in support of his Chasing the Dream Foundation – among my most special moments over the past 16 years was the time spent together with Hank, Bud Selig, Bob Uecker and Robin Yount, iconic members of Milwaukee’s baseball heritage, who were all close friends. It was important to Hank and Billye to return to Milwaukee regularly, a place that has always been special to them. We will miss Hank very much, and our deepest condolences go to his wife, Billye, son, Lary, and all of his family.” – Mark Attanasio