By claiming the home run record, Hank Aaron helped finish what Jack Johnson started.

A Twitter search for “true home run king” produced thousands of results Friday afternoon.

A year-by-year look at the sustained excellence and remarkable career of a baseball legend.

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Nationals and left-handed reliever Brad Hand agree to one-year deal

Brad Hand, the best left-handed reliever on the free agent market, fills an obvious need for the Nationals.

After a taste of life without baseball, Ryan Zimmerman is back and eager to show what he can do

Ryan Zimmerman opted out of 2020 with coronavirus concerns. Now he’s comfortable enough to return.

Ryan Zimmerman, long the face of the Nats, returns to the team on a one-year deal

The first baseman has been with the Nationals since they drafted him in June of 2005. He’s an organizational lifer and sticking around.

Al Downing recalls the friend and the pitch that shaped his legacy.

As much as we love and admire Hank Aaron, we were denied the experience of the man in full. Racism forced him to build a wall, one that he fortified through the years out of self-preservation. It is a wall that many Black Americans put up just to survive.

Fans, other MLB players react to the news of Hank Aaron's death.

Aaron, who died Friday, never stopped fighting racism. But he also never let it define him, friends said.

Hank Aaron spent 23 years in Major League Baseball, winning three Gold Gloves and breaking Babe Ruth's all-time home run record on his way to the Hall of Fame.

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After Hank Aaron's death, some think the Atlanta Hammers has a nice ring to it.

To those who knew, the greatness of Hank Aaron was a lifelong keepsake.

Aaron is one of six players to reach the milestones of 3,000 hits and 500 homers. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Here are five stats that define Aaron’s career.

The outfielder defied threats to break Babe Ruth’s home run record and never forgot the jeers he received while playing in the South during the days of segregation.

That George Springer, rated by some as the top free agent on the entire market, would wind up in Toronto in many ways makes perfect sense.

The Dodgers icon, 75, died after a long battle with cancer, the Hall of Fame said.

Mets owner Steven Cohen said "there should be zero tolerance for this type of behavior" in announcing the firing. Porter admitting to sending a sexually explicit image among the texts.

Although both sides explored other options, the deal ultimately got done with a little more than a month to go before spring training camps are scheduled to open.

A spokesman said officials at MLB, which joined a number of major corporations in announcing such a pause, will "review review of our political contribution policy going forward.”

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The Chicago White Sox’ signing of free agent reliever Liam Hendriks was the latest reminder that a slow market is not the same thing as a depressed market.

The Hall of Fame baseball manager made his players feel “like you could run through a brick wall.”

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What the trade says about baseball as an industry is open for debate. But what it says about the goals of the Mets and Indians is clear.

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All-Star closer Brad Hand has agreed to sign with the Washington Nationals, a person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press

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The New York Yankees have made a second offseason addition to their starting rotation, acquiring Jameson Taillon from the Pittsburgh Pirates for four prospects

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A person with knowledge of the deals told The Associated Press that Boston Red Sox have agreed to terms with second baseman Enrique Hernández and right-hander Garrett Richards

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As his adopted hometown mourned Hank Aaron’s death, some fans called on the Atlanta Braves to change their name to the Hammers in his honor

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The Chicago Cubs finalized a $1.5 million, one-year contract with catcher Austin Romine

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