Hank Aaron: Brave in Every Way
Written by Peter Golenbock and illustrated by Paul Lee, Hank Aaron: Brave in Every Way is the story of Aaron's career as a black baseball player in the 1970s, including his record-setting number of home runs. Details below.
On April 8, 1974, America watched as Hank Aaron stepped up to the plate and hit home run number 715! With that hit, he surpassed Babe Ruth's legendary baseball record and realized a lifelong dream.
Before blacks were allowed in the major leagues, Hank was determined to play. This is the story of how Hank Aaron became a great ballplayer and an inspiration to us all.