Hank Aaron was inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982. It’s possible that Aaron’s greatest season was 1957. He won the National League MVP Award, hit 322 with 44 home runs and 132 RBIs, and helped the Atlanta Braves win their first World Series since 1914. At the age of 86, Hank Aaron passed away in his sleep on January 22 at his home in Atlanta. Natural causes were given as the cause of death.

Ross Rossin painted portraits of Aaron to go in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Rossin, felt it his responsibility to capture “the positive energy that comes from him, the magnetism, the charisma.

“He is more than a sports star; he is an unbelievable human being who represents the time he lived in,” Rossin said.

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Hank Aaron Ross Rossin portrait