Fans Petition Braves to Hammers Name Change After Hank Aaron’s Death. Days after Braves legend Hank Aaron died on Friday January 22nd, some fans think it’s time to change the team’s nickname.
The Hammer was born in the port city of Mobile and called Atlanta home for much of his life.
The NFL’s Atlanta Falcons, Major League Soccer’s Atlanta United and Georgia Tech’s football team all announced they would retire Aaron’s trademark No. 44 for their 2021 seasons. The Braves long ago retired the number.
A well-known Atlanta funeral home has released new details on how baseball and Atlanta legend Hank Aaron will be remembered in the coming days.