Georgia Tech stadium lights up in blue for 44 minutes to honor Hank Aaron

ATLANTA — Georgia Tech paid tribute to the late Hank Aaron Saturday night in a beautiful way.

Aaron died on Friday at the age of 86 at his home in Atlanta.

The University lit up Bobby Dodd Stadium in blue for 44 minutes. “Hammerin’” Hank wore the No. 44 both when he played for the Braves and when he played for the Milwaukee Brewers.

The blue light symbolized the Braves, who Aaron played with for 21 seasons.

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Tech announced Saturday they will retire the No. 44 during the 2021 football season.

The Falcons and Atlanta United have also announced they will retired the No. 44 this year.

The Braves retired Aaron’s number in 1977.

Aaron’s 755 career home runs broke the longstanding Major League Baseball held by Babe Ruth in 1974.

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