Tributes are pouring in for Hank Aaron, a baseball legend whose legacy transcended the diamond.
He died Friday at the age of 86.
Former President Barack Obama acknowledged him not just for his talents but also as "one of the strongest people" he's ever met.
As Newsy's Austin Kim notes, the hall-of-famer received death threats as he chased Babe Ruth's home run record, which he broke in 1974.
Yet, Aaron thrived on the field and was a voice for civil rights.