For decades following Babe Ruth’s career nobody believed that his record of 714 home runs would ever be surpassed. Until April 8, 1974 when the world’s eyes were focused on Henry “Hank” Aaron.
In this episode, former Home Run King Hank Aaron talks about his vivid and not so vivid memories of the game that he hit Home Run #715, breaking Babe Ruth’s home run record. Aaron remembers that at bat and what his life was like leading up to and after that night.
Aaron in 2013
|Born: February 5, 1934
|April 13, 1954, for the Milwaukee Braves|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 3, 1976, for the Milwaukee Brewers|
|Runs batted in||2,297|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Member of the National|
|Baseball Hall of Fame|
|Vote||97.83% (first ballot)|