Did Hank Aaron beat Babe Ruths home run record?
Not for a single season, but Hank Aaron had 755 career home runs, surpassing Babe Ruth's 714 lifetime homers.
Hank Aaron Home Run 715 Hank Aaron hit home run number 715 on April 8, 1974 at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium to break Babe Ruth's all time career home run record of 714. Aaron hit the home run to leftfield, in the bottom of the 4th inning off Dodgers pitcher Al Downing with 1 on and no outs. Darrell Evans was on base, and Dusty Baker was on deck.
Hank Aaron - Roger Maris Babe Ruth had two Major home records broken. The single season home run record and the all time career home run record. Roger Maris hit 61 home runs in 1961 to break Babe Ruth's single season home run record of 60, that he set in 1927. In 1974 Hank Aaron hit his 715th career home run to break Babe Ruth's all time record of 714.
Not to compare Babe Ruth with Hank Aaron, players from two different eras. The numbers that Babe Ruth put up as compared to the players in his own era, there is no question that Babe Ruth was the greatest baseball player of all time, and he was also a great pitcher. Not taking away from Hank Aaron's accomplishments. babe Ruth is the best baseball player of all time hank aaron sucks