Hank Aaron hits #715: A memorable feat from baseball’s forgotten man

Posted in Blogroll on April 8th, 2014 by Ron Glover

(AP)

Forty years ago, Hank Aaron eclipsed Babe Ruth’s hallowed mark of 714 home runs. Aaron’s pursuit of history should have been an elixir for a nation sick with hatred, climaxing with the tumultuous 1960’s. Instead what America and baseball’s greatest slugger encountered was a heart-wrenching reminder of even darker times.

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