Hammerin’ Hank

Emaleigh Shriver, Staff Writer

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The year was 1934, when an African-American man was born in Mobile, Alabama who would break Babe Ruth’s record of career home runs. His name was Henry Louis “Hank” Aaron Jr., and he had a record of 715 home runs, besting Babe Ruth’s 714.

The record has since been broken, but he still holds the records for the most career runs batted in, 2,297; the most career total bases, 6,856; and the most career extra base hits, 1,477.

Aaron was indicted to the Cooperstown Hall of Fame on August 1, 1982.