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Salute to Hank Aaron on the 40th Anniversary of Breaking The MLB Home Run Record

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On April 8th, 1974, Henry ‘Hank’ Aaron captured the
collective minds of America as he broke a record many
thought would stand untouched: the Major League
Baseball home run record previously set by New York
Yankees legend Babe Ruth. Doing so as a Black man
earned him serious ire and hate and death threats,
but it endeared him to millions. To this day when you
mention Hank Aaron, words like ‘grace’ and ‘class’
aren’t too far behind. We at Manifesto Magazine salute
Hank Aaron for his indelible contribution to history. 


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