|Source: Smashing Top Ten|
It was 40 years ago today that Hank Aaron did what most thought was impossible. On April 8, 1974, the Atlanta Brave hit home run number 715.On that day he broke Babe Ruth's total home run record -- something few thought could ever be done.
It was an incredible accomplishment made even more incredible because it happened in the shadow of hate and death threats. Those threats came from people who did not want an African-American to claim such an important record.
CNN wrote a very intriguing story detailing how hank overcame the hate to become the BEST and what all the hate entailed. Read it here