Hank Aaron’s death prompts calls for Braves to change their name to this

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Because Aaron was known as "Hammerin’ Hank" when he was hitting dingers during his illustrious career, fans began to call on the Braves to change their name to the Hammers. (Fox News)

Hank Aaron’s death on Friday promoted calls for the Atlanta Braves to change their name in his honor.

Because Aaron was known as “Hammerin’ Hank” when he was hitting dingers during his illustrious career, fans began to call on the Braves to change their name to the Hammers.

An online petition on Change.org began to circulate online after Aaron’s death.

Because Aaron was known as “Hammerin’ Hank” when he was hitting dingers during his illustrious career, fans began to call on the Braves to change their name to the Hammers.

An online petition on Change.org began to circulate online after Aaron’s death.

The petition was nearing 100 signatures as of Saturday evening.

The MLB team has been called upon to change their name – a Native American moniker – in light of the Washington Football Team’s change last summer and the upcoming Cleveland Indians change.

“There is no better time to take this action given the trend started by The Washington Football Team, the soon-to-be renamed Cleveland Indians, and with the Major League Baseball All-Star Game coming to Atlanta later this year. Please change the name to honor a person and player that Atlantans and Americans can be proud of,” the petition said.

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