How many home runs did Hank Aaron Hit to break Babe Ruth All time record?
Hank Aaron hit 715 home Runs to break Babe Ruth record of 714 career home runs.
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.
I saw a SportsCentury piece on ESPN where Aaron said he received death threats and racist mail when he was about to break Babe Ruth's career home run record. He obviously dealt with the bigotry very well to have become as great a baseball player as he did. Click on the 'Hank Aaron and Racism' link underneath this answer to read an article from ESPN about Hank and some of the racism he had to…
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.
Well yes he did here is what his mother said"My boy has a chance to do it (break the Babe Ruth career home run record). He takes care of himself and nothing comes in front of baseball for Henry (Aaron). Nothing. On days when he is feeling good, it's just too bad for the pitchers." - Estella Aaron (Hank Aaron's Mother).
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