Hank Aaron's Boundary-Shattering 715th Home Run

In 1974, Hank Aaron was closing in on Babe Ruth's all-time home run record. But in the run up to this amazing feat, he faced a number of racially motivated threats. Here, we examine what breaking that record meant. (3:55)

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