WATCH: Craig Sager was on the field for Hank Aaron's historic 715th home run

On Thursday, iconic reporter and broadcaster Craig Sager passed away following a long battle with cancer. He was 65.

Sager is known mostly for his work as an NBA sideline reporter and his colorful suits, but he also covered many other sports, including baseball and football, as well as the Olympics. He covered several MLB postseasons with NBC and TBS over the years. In fact, Sager was on the field after Hank Aaron hit his 715th home run to pass Babe Ruth:

Here's video of Aaron's historic home run. Try to spot Sager (who was 23 at the time) on the field.

This past June, while still receiving treatment for his cancer, Sager was at Wrigley Field to throw out the ceremonial first pitch and sing "Take Me Out To The Ballgame." Check it out:

Sager grew up outside Chicago in Batavia, Illinois. He is survived by his wife and five children.

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