On Friday, boxing legend and cultural icon Muhammad Ali passed away at the age of 74. As you would expect following a death of such significance, ballplayers and baseball figures joined the chorus of those paying tribute to Ali. Here's a sampling of the baseball and baseball-inspired reaction to the passing of the Greatest.

First, here's how fellow sports luminary Vin Scully announced the sad news during the Dodgers broadcast ...

And here's a statement from the Jackie Robinson Foundation:

"Muhammed Ali's demonstrated sense of integrity, discipline, self respect, and courage help define the powerful legacy he leaves," said Della Britton, JRF's president and CEO. "Ali's impact will be felt forever. His brave, bold and generous spirit and his uplifting presence will be terribly missed by masses of people around the world."

During Friday night's Rockies-Padres game at Petco Park ...

From the Players' Association ...

The image you see above comes from Ali's appearance at the 2004 All-Star Game in Houston. Here's a look back ...

Over at MLB Tonight, they shared their thoughts just after learning the news ...

Ali's hometown U. of Louisville Cardinals are of course participating in the NCAA Baseball Tournament right now ...

And here are some reactions on social media from teams and ballplayers past and present :

Bryce Harper (link)

Brett Lawrie (link)

Rob Refsnyder (link)

From all of baseball: Rest in peace, champ.