Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia


Jan 22, 2021
Press Release

COLUMBUS, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement after the death of baseball icon and legendary Atlanta Braves player, Hank Aaron:

“I am deeply saddened to learn that Hank Aaron transitioned from labor to reward. Hank is known by many as one of the greatest baseball players of all time, but he was also a friend of longstanding. We grew up in the same area of Mobile, Alabama, known as Toulminville, and I have known the Aaron family for most of my life. His sister, Alfredia, was my classmate from elementary school through high school and married my friend and longtime colleague Congressman David Scott.

“Hank was not only a baseball legend, but an entrepreneur, civil rights leader, philanthropist, humanitarian, and just an outstanding human being. His humility was unparalleled, and his servant’s heart made this nation and world a better place. Vivian and I will keep Billye, Alfredia, David, and the extended Aaron family in our prayers as we all mourn the passing of this great man.”