SportsCentury Greatest Athletes: Hank Aaron
ESPN's Classic SportsCentury continues its award-winning reputation for excellence with an in-depth profile of Hall of Fame legend Hank Aaron. One of the greatest baseball players of all time, "Hammerin' Hank" dominated the sport with a quiet dignity and undeniable strength. Known as the homerun king, he led the league in homeruns four times, was the only player to hit at least 30 homeruns in 15 seasons and finished his career as the all-time home run leader with 755, shattering the record set by Babe Ruth. However, as Aaron approached Ruth's hallowed and seemingly unbreakable mark, his moment of triumph was sadly marred by racism and resentment. Through exclusive interviews and thrilling footage, relive the high-powered hits and the dramatic runs, but most importantly, witness the courage of the quiet man with the loud bat who overcame adversity to play his way into the history books and the hearts of fans everywhere.