August 6, 2019

Hank Aaron still fighting for diversity in baseball

ATLANTA — When Brian Hunter and other former major league players were in the presence of Hank Aaron, they acted like teenagers, standing, pointing and trying to get pictures when he entered the room.

Someone whispered, “there he is.”

The vibe in the room quickly changed upon Aaron’s arrival at an Atlanta restaurant Friday to talk with 44 high school players, mostly African Americans. The visit was part of Aaron’s ongoing efforts to promote more diversity in baseball.