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Tom Stanton

Originally posted June 2004

Hank Aaron and the Home Run That Changed America

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It's been three decades since Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth's longstanding career home-run record, and it remains one of the most memorable moments in all of American sports history -- not least because of the racial implications. Aaron endured threats and abuse as he approached the record. Now Tom Stanton recreates the run-up to the recordbreaker.

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