Hank Aaron, baseball legend who broke Babe Ruth’s career home run record, has died at 86

Alex Sundby – CBS News

Baseball legend Hank Aaron, who broke Babe Ruth’s career home run record, has died, the Atlanta Braves announced Friday. He was 86.

Aaron broke the Babe’s record of 714 home runs in 1974 with a shot to the left field bullpen at Atlanta Fulton County Stadium. When Aaron hit home run number 715, he had been with the Braves since his debut in 1954, when the team was located in Milwaukee.

“Hammerin’ Hank” would belt another 40 out of the park for a total of 755 homers before he finished his career in 1976 with the Milwaukee Brewers. Aaron was inducted into baseball’s Hall of Fame in 1982.

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