On April 8, 1974, America watched as Hank Aaron stepped up to the plate.The pitch was low and down the middle.Hank swung--and hit career home run number 715! With that hit, he surpassed Babe Ruth's legendary record and realized a lifelong dream.
Before blacks were allowed to play in the major leagues, Hank was determined that that was where he was going to play.When his success in the field triggered a deluge of hate mail, he refused to back down.This is the moving story of Hank Aaron's strength and perseverance--of how he became a great ballplayer and an inspiration to us all.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 04 / 2001