Flags throughout Alabama were reduced to half-staff on Friday to honor the passing of Mobile native and baseball legend Hank Aaron after his death was revealed.

Gov. Kay Ivey released the honor and shared compassion with Aaron’s loved ones, loved ones. She stated she is “exceptionally proud” of the Hall of Famer which his legacy will sustain forever.

Aaron passed away at the age of 86. He was understood for breaking Babe Ruth’s crowning achievement record as well as setting numerous records of his own.

Mobile’s minors stadium is named after him and his youth home was made into a museum and put on the stadium’s residential or commercial property.

Aaron was born in 1934 and faced bigotry as he grew up in then-lawfully segregated Alabama and throughout his career in baseball.