Today in history, a baseball great breaks a legend's record with a home run in Atlanta.
On April 8th, 1974...
Hank Aaron hit his 715th home run, surpassing Babe Ruth's record.
"Hammerin' Hank's" road to the record books was not an easy one...
Marred by racism and death threats early on,
Aaron played on -- and developed one of the sport's most consistent offensive records.
He ended his time on the field holding baseball's career record for most runs batted in, at two-thousand two-hundred and ninety-seven.
Hank Aaron was inducted into the baseball hall of fame in 1982.