La Crosse, WI— Today, Rep. Ron Kind released the following statement on the passing of baseball legend Hank Aaron:   

“I am deeply saddened by the passing of Hank Aaron. He was a legendary figure and a hero to so many, especially here in Wisconsin. Hank played for the Eau Claire Bears where today there is a statue of him to greet all visitors to Carson Park. I had the pleasure of spending time with him on a number of occasions. I’ve never met a person who was a better ambassador for the game of baseball and for the goal of equal opportunity for all our citizens. He will always be for me a dear friend and the true Major League home run record holder. Today I’m praying for his loved ones as they mourn this great loss.”

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