Hank Aaron breaks Babe Ruth’s long-standing home run record 

April 8

On April 8, 1974, Hank Aaron hit his 715th home run breaking Babe Ruth’s long-standing home run record. 

Hank Aaron was a professional baseball player and civil rights advocate. Throughout his professional baseball career, Aaron faced a lot of adversity and racial discrimination, but that didn’t stop him from consistently making history and achieving greatness. In 1974, Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth’s long-standing home run record after hitting his 715th home run.

Hank Aaron died on January 22, 2021 at the age of 86.


Mandelaro, J. (2022, August 29). A baseball call for the ages: Hank Aaron’s record-breaking home run. News Center. Retrieved April 1, 2023, from https://www.rochester.edu/newscenter/milo-hamilton-hank-aaron-call-715th-home-run-531722/#:~:text=On%20April%208%2C%201974%2C%20Atlanta,swinging%20%E2%80%A6 

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