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Jan. 24, 2021

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Chasing the Babe: Hank Aaron made baseball history

He made baseball history without the help of steroids or the kind of fame national TV or 24-hour sports channels could bring. He did it despite the racism he encountered in baseball and society. But 47 years ago this spring, Hank Aaron – who died Friday at age 86 – broke Babe Ruth’s not-so-un- breakable-after-all career home run record.

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