William Weinbaum ESPN
Commissioner Rob Manfred at Hank Aaron's memorial tribute Tue. in Truist Park: "The man we gather to remember today belongs on our sport's Mt. Rushmore. He stood on and off the field above all others." And: "Just as Jackie Robinson was the perfect person to change our sport forever in 1947, Hank Aaron was the perfect person to meet the historic moment that he created in 1974 (when he broke Babe Ruth's HR record)." Dale Murphy said, "He was the epitome of how we should all be as human beings."