Five-time All-Star first baseman who fell seven home runs shy of the 500 mark in his 19-year career.
He was drafted out of high school by the New York Yankees.
He became the first player to lead both leagues in home runs for a season since the 19th century.
He had two children named Erick and Ericka with his wife Veronica.
He won a World Series title with the Atlanta Braves in 1995 alongside third baseman Chipper Jones.