There’s a reason I love me some Henry Aaron, and it’s not just those great tasting candy bars. Read his take on politics and the Obama presidency. This from a man who dealt with death threats if he ever had the nerve to surpass Babe Ruth’s home run record. Well, he not only had the nerve, and the power, to break the Babe, but he did so without performance enhancing drugs. Oh, Henry!!

Baseball record breaker/setter #HankAaron was born on this day in 1934. This makes him an Aquarius (which is not a #Scorpio, so whatever). Fun Fact: People often mispronounce his surname as /â'rän/, but it’s actually pronounced /A'A'rän/. #BlackHistoryMonth #MLB


In case you missed or want to relive it, Hank Aaron’s 2012 Commencement address at Marquette: http://go.mu.edu/JjKHZx 

On this date April 8th in the year 1974 Henry “Hank” Aaron broke Babe Ruth’s major league baseball record with 715 homeruns…Aaron would go on to hit 755 homeruns in his illustrious career…He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982.


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February 05, 1934 On this date Henry “Hank” Aaron, the baseball home run KING, was born. Aaron was the last player to come from the Negro Leagues and achieve success in Major League Baseball. In 1954 Aaron was brought up to the Milwaukee Braves to replace an injured outfielder. Aaron hit a home run in his first major league at-bat. He would continue to hit home runs in remarkable fashion for the next two decades. He was the first player to record more than 3.000 hits and 500 home runs. On April 8, 1974, Aaron hit his 715th career home run, breaking the record long held by Babe Ruth. Although he will be remembered as the player who broke Babe Ruth’s home run record, Aaron set a number of other records in Major League Baseball. He holds the record for most career home runs (755), most runs batted in (2,297), and most games played (3,298). Aaron also won three consecutive Gold Glove awards from 1958 through 1960, played in a record-tying 24 All-Star games and was named National League MVP in 1957. Hank Aaron was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982. Happy 81st birthday to “Hamerrin’ Hank” Aaron! 🎉⚾️ #BlackHistory


Just finished making over 200 prints from the #LBJevent with Henry Aaron! This was my favorite photo from the event. Mr. Aaron stood up and waved to the audience at the end of the program. Behind him, a photo was projected from the moment he broke Babe Ruth’s career home run record in 1974.

“The last year before I broke the record… I don’t talk about that much, because it bothers me,” Aaron said during the program. “I just felt like the whole system was backwards, and it wasn’t because of me breaking the record. It was because of the color my skin.” Aaron had received death threats and hate mail in the 1973-1974 offseason, but returned to Atlanta with the @Braves on April 8, 1974 to a crowd of over 50,000 people. It was the fourth inning, and #HammerinHank stepped up to the plate against LA @Dodgers pitcher Al Downing. The audio playing is #Braves announcer Milo Hamilton calling the game as Aaron broke the record and hit 715 home runs.

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This Day In Baseball History:
September 8,1973 - Hank Aaron hit his 709th home run.



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